The only way I know of to reduce runoff is to go back to tilling the soil again so that the fertilizer is in the ground instead of on the ground but it will still leach. That also has negative consequences. I work spring and fall in the industry and the farmers I deal with are using the best farming practices they can. It is economically to their benefit to do so but every system has pros and cons. For example much has been said about genetically modified crops in the last few years and many people believe that they may be responsible for long term health consequences but as one 3rd generation farmer from Grande Prairie who is quite knowledgeable told me if we did that it would condemn 100,000 people per day to starve to death. It`s an issue that is a lot more complicated than it seems.
Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
Last edited by Cherryville Chuck; 11-04-2019 at 11:18 AM.