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Those three numbers signify the amount of nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium in the fertilizer, in that order.
There is no simple fix for blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, which is caused by an excess of nutrients like phosphorous and nitrogen in the water.
That stormwater will now be diverted – up to 32.3 million gallons a day – into the facility where it will be mixed with liquid aluminum sulfate, or alum, to remove nearly 20 pounds a day of nitrogen and phosphorous.
High in phosphorous, agricultural runoff is the primary cause of modern-day algae blooms, according to scientists.
Those nutrients, which include tons of nitrogen and phosphorous, promote massive algae blooms in the Gulf when the water warms up.
Coconut milk naturally contains high amounts of immune-boosting vitamin C and E, antioxidants and minerals like magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium.
The three nutrients most likely to be deficient are nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium since they are used in the greatest amounts, and most fertilizers focus on providing those nutrients.
One of those, the South Florida Geographic Initiative, tracks the health of the Everglades and has been monitoring the threat of phosphorous, mercury and other damaging nutrients seeping into the Everglades.
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