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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Using Agricultural and Industrial Byproducts to Improve Crop Production Systems and Environment Quality

Location: National Soil Dynamics Laboratory

Title: Use of industry by-product gypsum to reduce soluble P in soil

Authors
item Watts, Dexter
item Torbert, Henry

Submitted to: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: October 17, 2011
Publication Date: October 17, 2011
Citation: Watts, D.B., Torbert III, H.A. 2011. Use of industry by-product gypsum to reduce soluble P in soil [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA International Annual Meeting, October 16-19, 2011, San Antonio, Texas. CDROM.

Technical Abstract: Phosphorus transport from land-applied manure could potentially threaten water quality. Flue gas desulfurization (FGD) gypsum use as soil amendment could potentially minimize P loss. Thus, field studies were conducted to evaluate if FGD gypsum could reduce surface water runoff as well as the extractability of P from soil. The studies were conducted in bermudagrass pastures on fine sandy loam soils of the Southeastern USA. Results were discussed on the impact that FGD gypsum application has on P retention in soil and the losses with surface water runoff.

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