Leadership Spotlight Series

Brenda is the Business Manager for Bio Recycling Corporation a business started by her family in the early 1990’s to ‘sustainably recycle treated human wastes from septic tanks and small community wastewater treatment plants into plant nutrients and soil organic matter which serves as the base of the food chain for all life.’ You could say Brenda grew up in the biosolids business.  She spent her high school and college summers working in Bio Recycling’s office as a receptionist and bookkeeper.

Plant Available Sulfur in Biosolids

By Eliza Smith, Oregon State University

The Soil Fertility Specialist at Oregon State, Amber Moore, and research assistant Eliza Smith, in collaboration with Dan Sullivan, Nutrient Management Specialist at OSU, and Andy Bary, Soil Scientist at WSU, are working on a project entitled, “Plant-available S release from biosolids”.  The objective of the project is to investigate the amount and timing of plant-available sulfur release from biosolids produced by different technologies.