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For years farmers have reported that crops grown in biosolids amended soil appear to be more drought resistant than crops that don’t receive biosolids. Now researchers at Virginia Tech think they know why.
Biosolids are the nutrient-rich organic materials resulting from the EPA-approved treatment of sewage sludge in municipal wastewater treatment plants. Biosolids are applied as fertilizer and soil conditioner to farmland and forests in Virginia and throughout the U.S.
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