Farmers are using sophisticated tools to conserve water. Learn how advanced analytics, satellite technology, and sensors are helping growers make informed and precise decisions about how to irrigate their lands.
Spotlight on the Chesapeake Bay
In 1997, a pfiesteria outbreak led to a large fishkill in the bay, after which investigators identified the use of chicken manure fertilizer as a probable cause. Phosphorous is one of three key macronutrients all plants need to grow, along with nitrogen and potassium, and chicken manure is prized for its high concentration of phosphates.