Biosolids publication available from OSU extension

February 19, 2003

CORVALLIS--The Oregon State University Extension Service has published a new, 12-page report that focuses on how biosolids can be used to supply nutrients to crops.

Biosolids contain nutrient-rich organic materials that can be beneficial for crops, soil, and livestock productivity, according to Dan Sullivan, soil scientist with the Oregon State University Extension Service and author of the report.

Topics covered in the report, "Fertilizing with Biosolids," include: the nutrient content of biosolids, techniques for converting nitrogen availability to application rates, effects of biosolids on pH and soil quality, heavy metals, crop yield and quality, forage quality, site approval for biosolids application and frequently asked questions about biosolids.

For more information on "Fertilizing with Biosolids", publication PNW 508, visit our on-line catalog. Our publications and video catalog at: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog shows which publications are available on the Web and which can be ordered as printed publications.

Author: Carol Savonen
Source: Dan Sullivan