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Biosolids: “It’s All About Nutrients and Economics”

In partnership with the Mid-Atlantic Biosolids Association, the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association is providing this article to our members to publish in print or online at no cost.

Using biosolids as a fertilizer has provided the region’s field crops with a variety of economic and environmental benefits, including increases in soil organic matter, improved soil productivity, sequestration of carbon, and a reduced reliance on synthetic fertilizers. And in the midst of record-setting fertilizer prices, many farmers are looking for ways to reduce input costs but maintain productivity in their fields.


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