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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Effects of Processed Municipal Solid Waste Pulp on Land Rehabilitation

Authors
item Busby, Ryan - CORPS OF ENGINEERS
item Gebhart, Dick - CORPS OF ENGINEERS
item Torbert, Henry
item Potter, Kenneth
item Boren, Beth - CORPS OF ENGINEERS
item Taylor, Steve - CORPS OF ENGINEERS
item Curtin, Debbie - CORPS OF ENGINEERS

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: August 19, 2002
Publication Date: August 19, 2002
Citation: Busby, R., Gebhart, D., Torbert III, H.A., Potter, K.N., Boren, B., Taylor, S., Curtin, D. 2002. Effects of processed municipal solid waste pulp on land rehabilitation[abstract]. 11th Annual Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) Conference. August 19-22, 2002. Savannah, GA. p. 113.

Technical Abstract: Fort Campbell, CERL, and the USDA are working together to utilize a new technology that sterilizes municipal solid waste and separates out the organic fraction into a pulp product. The objective of this research is to evaluate the pulp as an effective soil amendment for revegetating Army training lands with native grasses. Land application trials will be implemented in late winter of 2002 at Fort Campbell, where two sites have been selected with differing soil types. Plots will be blocked by slope with 4 replications of each treatment and revegetated buffer zones between each experimental plot. Sites will be evaluated during the 2002 and 2003 growing seasons for species composition, aboveground biomass, pulp decomposition, and soil physical and chemical property changes. Final results of the land application and litterbag studies will be presented in the fall of 2003.

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