Accelerate research on phosphorus | College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

North Carolina state soil fertility specialist Luke Gatiboni recently took over one of America’s oldest fertility research projects: a small but important project that has guided the applications of fertilizer from North Carolina farmers for nearly 60 years. For most of those years, this long-standing study used traditional technologies and research methods to develop fertilizer recommendations for North Carolina crops. But since last week, this work should be amplified at almost every level. Gatiboni and 23 other researchers from the state of North Carolina are officially part of a new…

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Company develops oil and gas wastewater assets in Permian Basin

An oil and gas water treatment company bought the produced water infrastructure from Colgate Energy purchased from Occidental Petroleum last month. Houston-based WaterBridge Holdings announced the deal on September 10 that saw the company enter into a 15-year produced water management agreement for the entire acreage of oil producer Colgate in the Delaware Basin. , on the Texas side of the shale area in Reeves and Ward counties. The acquisition included 10 water treatment facilities for intermediate operations capable of treating approximately 100,000 barrels per day as well as approximately…

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It’s a blow to the composting facility in the town of Sherman | News, Sports, Jobs

Lawmaker Bill Ward reviews plans for Slab City Organics with owner Greg Rater. Slab City Organics, owned and operated by Greg Rater of Sherman, was recently re-registered and certified as a Recognized Composting Facility. Through a sustained effort by Ward, under the leadership of Dave Spann of Chautauqua County Soil and Water, and Rob Halbohm, formerly of Chautauqua County Soil and Water, Slab City Organics has been given the nod from DEC. With 30 years of experience in static composting, the Rater operation is ready and capable of accepting biodegradable…

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How does tile drainage work? Benefits for crops and environmental impacts

Underground drainage is a system of pipes installed underground to remove excess soil water from agricultural land. Just as irrigation is often required to provide water to soil and crops, drainage is important in many farming systems to prevent the soil from becoming supersaturated with water, which can damage crops and farm machinery. This network of pipes placed at different depths helps farmers maintain a constant level of soil moisture, increase crop productivity and prevent losses from extreme weather conditions. However, subsurface drainage can transport pollutants into streams and groundwater…

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Goats do more than eat noxious weeds, they plow and fertilize the soil too – CBS Denver

CARBONDALE, Colorado (CBS4) – The grazing goat’s eating habits have been used for decades as an alternative way to remove harmful weeds, but recently the Bureau of Land Management has used its skills for purposes other than eating. The goats will be used to till the soil and create space for the growth of important new vegetation. (credit: CBS) “The action of the hooves is very important, so they trample…”, said Lani Malmberg, breeder. READ MORE: Denver Public School Board Principal Tay Anderson: “I will be censored … by the…

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Could Cleaner Cows Help Protect the Planet?

You can potty train your children and even, with a little effort, your cats. It turns out that there might be a backyard animal that knows how to use the toilet even better than toddlers and kittens, and the impact that could have on the environment could be huge. A new study conducted at Cell has found that young calves can be successfully trained to poop and pee in designated areas. And researchers believe that if scaled up, the practice could have a big impact on controlling waste ammonia, one…

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Charges Filed: Elkhorn Waterworks employee allegedly neglected water supply, putting residents at risk | Local News

Earlier this month, on February 4, 2019, the Town of Elkhorn Utilities Department posted a notice via Facebook regarding arsenic levels found in October water samples. “It is not an immediate risk,” said the notice. “If that had been the case, you would have been notified immediately. The notice said there was no need for customers to use an alternate or bottled water supply. “Elkhorn Waterworks currently has treatment in place to reduce arsenic and will adjust the treatment process to improve arsenic removal,” the advisory says. Referring to their…

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7 reasons why e-waste is more dangerous than you think

We often pay attention to how we deal with biological waste. But how do you get rid of your broken phones, tablets, batteries, calculators, TVs, and old PCs? All of these gadgets are electronic waste, also known as e-waste. Electronic waste adds a significant amount of electronic plastics, nanoparticles and heavy metals like lead and mercury to the environment. You may not have paid attention to the dangers of e-waste in the past. But here are some of its ill effects, and they are even scarier than you might think.…

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Success of the first “Bog Girl Summer”

The event took place at Shaw Wetlands, located at 2820 Robinson Road SE Courtesy photos Shaw Wetlands is one of Fayette County’s gems as it is a nine acre sanctuary home to a hardy assortment of native plants and wildlife. Courtesy photos The purpose of wetlands is the cultivation, conservation and preservation of this native landscape. Courtesy photos Indigo Roots Studio, Carnegie Public Library, Fayette Soil & Water Conservation District and Platform Coffee House collaborated to host the very first “Bog Girl Summer” last weekend. Courtesy photos Bog Girl Summer…

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How Barksdale’s industrial activities affect our bayous

Family of black bellied whistling ducks – photo taken by Nikki Greer, 2021. (Courtesy photo) By Kate Hasapes, courtesy item Oh no! There is something in the bayou! No, we’re not talking about alligators. We are talking about fuel and chemical spills. With the large amount of fuel and chemicals that aviators use to carry out their duties, we risk contaminating our air, soil and water. As the majority of Barksdale’s residents also work at the air base, it’s important to understand how our lives at home and at work…

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