The environment is important to everyone, but especially farmers. Farming depends on healthy soil, predictable climate and planning. These pieces highlight ways that data is informing farmer decisions, engineering is helping farmers solve problems, and science is affecting crop yield and best management practices.
What factors are used to judge water quality? What human activities might lead to cultural eutrophication and harmful algal blooms? Students will learn about the process and effects of cultural eutrophication and describe ways to reduce risk.