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Fertilizer Abuse Main Cause of Aquatic Weed Menace
Have you ever wondered why our lakes and rivulets are always infested with invasive aquatic plants and weeds, causing inconvenience to people and aquatic life!

Don’t get surprised next time when you see weed-infested water-bodies, because we are responsible for what they are.

A study conducted by the State Government underlines the fact that 80 per cent of the soils in Kerala carries exceedingly high level of phosphorus, as a result of application of large quantities of N, P and K fertilisers in the fields. This causes excessive growth of algae and weeds in streams and lakes as they are a natural catch basin for runoff.


 
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Long Island Sound, An Ecosystem in Crisis - The Long Island Sound is sending out distress signals from its dead zones. The Sound is at a crossroads and its future health is at stake, a jigsaw puzzle of problems contribute to the Sound’s plight, from the hundreds of sewage plants discharging pollutants, to the nitrogen escaping tens of thousands of private septic systems, to the chemical runoff from farm and lawn fertilizers flowing into its waters.


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