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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Use of Wetland Systems to Treat Nursery Runoff

Location: Subtropical Insects and Horticulture Research

Project Number: 6618-13000-005-01
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 26, 2012
End Date: Sep 30, 2014

Objective:
The objectives of this cooperative research project are to assess the potential of a newly constructed wetland system to assimilate horticultural chemicals prior to entry into water bodies and to assess the potential for phytopathogen remediation using constructed wetland systems.

Approach:
Monitor runoff water (volume and quality) entering and leaving a wetland system, and sample wetland sediments and plants for nutrients and pesticides of concern. Nurtient and pesticide balance will be calculated and the efficency of the wetland phytopathogen remediation will be assessed and wetland plant susceptibility to pathogen infestation characterized.

Last Modified: 4/17/2014
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