Thursday, May 9, 2013

USDA Researches Way to Use Fertilizer Without Contributing to Runoff

A U.S. Department of Agriculture researcher is studying the feasibility of using cheaper alternatives to commercial fertilizers and how much farmers can use in an environmentally friendly way.

USDA Researcher Eton Codling is trying to find out how much nutrient (fertilizer) farmers should use to help their crops without contributing to runoff. This is a huge issue in various parts of New York state as runoff of nutrients such as phosphorus have harmed some waterways.

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