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Officials remind Iowa farmers to be careful when applying fertilizer and manure to fields

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Environmental officials are asking Iowa farmers to be extra careful when applying fertilizer and manure to fields after harvest this year.

The state's rivers and streams are running low, which means even the smallest of spills can kill fish.

Fisheries Biologist says he is already seeing manure and fertilizer application on some fields and advises farmers to allow more distance between application areas and vulnerable spots like streams and tile intakes this fall.

 

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