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What is the Nitrogen Cycle?
Impact From Fertilizers On The Nitrogen Cycle
For many years, people have been using fertilizer to help grow crops for the growing population. However, fertilizers are being overused, and that can lead to problems. Nitrogen from fertilizers sinks into the soil often creating conditions that favor the growth of weeds rather than plants. Nitrogen then washes into waterways, causing a surplus of nutrients, a situation called eutrophication. In freshwater lakes, rivers, and streams. Algae cloud the water green and slimy algal scum coats shallow rocks.