Ohio Senate Bill 1
Farmers in the Western Lake Erie Basin Watershed (which includes the western side of Erie County) have new rules to follow with respect to fertilizer application. This bill was developed to help reduce excessive nutrients from entering Lake Erie in hope to prevent harmful algal blooms. The new rules are based on Best Management Practices that have been proven to be effective and adoptable to various farming operations. Although the current bill only requires those acres found within the Western Lake Erie Basin to comply, we encourage all our landowners in Erie County to do their part in the proper management of nutrients to protect our land and water resources.