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Wildlife population dynamics on a biosolids fertilized dryland pasture

Feb 11, 2019
By Karen Hodges, University of British Columbia Okanagan; Frank Doyle, Wildlife Dynamics Consulting, and Rene Carl Dionne, SYLVIS A biosolids fertilized versus non-fertilized pastureEcological…
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University of Washington Takes a Trip Down Under

Dec 14, 2018
By Sally Brown, University of Washington Drs Chuck Henry & Sally BrownSally Brown and Chuck Henry were invited to Melbourne, Australia to give presentations at the AORA (Australian Organics…
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Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria in Biosolids: Literature Review Shows No Reason For Concern

Nov 19, 2018
By Ian Pepper, The University of Arizona Published in Environ Sci. Technol. 2018 52:3949-3959 Microorganisms naturally produce and secrete antibiotic compounds, which can inhibit the growth of…
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W-3170 Science Meeting

Oct 22, 2018
By Sally Brown, University of Washington W-3170 is a group of researchers who meet every year to talk about biosolids.  This group, officially under the auspices of the USDA CREES, has been around…
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Wind Erosion in Winter Wheat-Summer Fallow Rotation After Land Application of Biosolids

Oct 22, 2018
By Sharratt, B.S., Daniel C. Schlatter, Timothy C. Paulitz., Schillinger, W.F., Pi, H, Bary, A, Cogger, C, Washington State University and USDA-ARS No studies have determined the effects of…
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Biosolids on Golf Course Fairways and Bacterial and Fungal Communities

Sep 24, 2018
Authors: Nathan Stacey, Washington State University (WSU)-Puyallup; Ricky Lewis & Tarah Sullivan, WSU-Pullman and Joan Davenport, WSU-Irrigated Agriculture Research & Extension Center Prosser…
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Biosolids in British Columbia's Southern Interior: A Case Study on Public Risk Perception and Factors Influencing Public Attitudes

Aug 16, 2018
Author: Sarah Whitehouse, Thompson Rivers University, Master of Science in Environmental Science
Co-Author: Dr. Lauchland Fraser, Thompson Rivers University, Professor of Natural Resource…
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Effects of Biosolids on Kale Nutrients

Jul 19, 2018
By Adria Lau, University of Washington Introduction:  The degradation of soil is one of the most understated issues the world faces today—though the soil allows us to sustain ourselves, we rarely…
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Long term effects of biosolids application on forage grass production in northeast Oregon dryland pasture

Jun 28, 2018
By Dan M. Sullivan, Oregon State University Photos courtesy of City of Portland, ORThe impact of repeated biosolids application on grass forage yield has been documented over a 15-year period at a…
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Pails to Piles

May 21, 2018
Sally Brown, slb@uw.edu & Ryan Batjiaka, rbatjiaka@sfwater.org More and more communities are considering the potential to develop biosolids based soil products that can look, feel and act like…