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Research Project: Modeling Incidental and Legacy Phosphorus Losses in Western Lake Erie Basin

Location: Food Animal Environmental Systems Research

Project Number: 5040-12630-007-028-T
Project Type: Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Mar 1, 2020
End Date: Feb 28, 2025

Develop and test models for predicting phosphorus losses from agricultural fields in the Western Lake Erie Basin (WLEB). This research addresses concerns identified by the Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance.

- Organize and format existing data to machine-readable format. - Calibrate and testing of P loss models including APLE and SWAT. - Identifying model limitations and areas for model improvement. - Using models to run simulations to evaluate impact of different management strategies in reducing phosphorus loss in the Western Lake Erie Basin.