Navigation Links
'Tailored' water -- the latest in lawn care
Date:7/10/2014

ys, homeowners wouldn't come in contact with it.

"Why not leave the nitrate in the water?" Leinauer asks, "Then the effluent already contains a fertilizer that the golf course operator [or homeowner] doesn't have to buy" or manage. The tailored water from the decentralized treatment system makes this feasible. "The overall idea is to combine subsurface, drip irrigation with tailored water: water with nutrient levels tailored for the summer versus the winter."

Will re-using this high-nitrate content water cause problems? Will the nitrate seep into the subsoil, and eventually to groundwater? Leinauer is now studying this at a test facility.

So far, results are good. Turf plots drip-irrigated with tailored water are just as green and healthy as those receiving potable water and mineral fertilizers, Leinauer says. The researchers also see little evidence of greater nitrate loss from the fertigated, drip-irrigated plots.

Still, he cautions, the results are preliminary and there are other challenges to address. For example, wastewater effluent tends to be high in salt. These problems must be solved, though, as water supplies continue to decline. In New Mexico, for example, demands on potable water from agriculture and a growing populace are so great that "basically the only water left for the landscape is treated effluent," Leinauer says. But the issue is hardly unique to his region. Leinauer hopes researchers around the country will embark on similar studies.

"We're doing our part here in the Southwest, but our region is completely different from, let's say, New England, or the Midwest," he says. "So, these questions need to be investigated more thoroughly on a regional basis."


'/>"/>

Contact: Susan Fisk
sfisk@sciencesocieties.org
608-273-8091
American Society of Agronomy
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Tailored methane measurement services are to be developed for shale gas extraction, municipal waste
2. Oil palm plantations threaten water quality, Stanford scientists say
3. New study: Ancient Arctic sharks tolerated brackish water 50 million years ago
4. Fracking flowback could pollute groundwater with heavy metals
5. Another concern arises over groundwater contamination from fracking accidents
6. Urban Water Management Workshop stresses more collaboration and innovation
7. Chemical pollution of European waters is stronger than anticipated
8. New advance allows gels to wiggle through water
9. Scientists identify Deepwater Horizon Oil on shore even years later, after most has degraded
10. New method of wormlike motion lets gels wiggle through water
11. How does snow affect the amount of water in rivers?
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
'Tailored' water -- the latest in lawn care
(Date:7/23/2014)... July 24, 2014 Pfenex Inc. (NYSE MKT: PFNX) ... 8,333,333 shares of its common stock at a price to ... granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to ... offering price. The shares are expected to begin trading on ... "PFNX". William Blair & Company, L.L.C. ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today ... the University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public ... three-year, $700,000 Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grant ... by Native subsistence hunters in subarctic North America ... exposure and to provide culturally-relevant recommendations for mitigation. ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... State University shows that urban "heat islands" are slowly ... factor is that researchers have found warmer temperatures increase ... insect a significant tree pest by 300 ... adult gloomy scales on urban trees. , "We,d been ... scale in cities, and now we know why," says ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Pfenex Inc. Announces Pricing Of Initial Public Offering 2Studying impacts of indoor air pollution on tribal communities 2Studying impacts of indoor air pollution on tribal communities 3Urban heat boosts some pest populations 200-fold, killing red maples 2Urban heat boosts some pest populations 200-fold, killing red maples 3
... lot of variables come into play when selecting a site ... as wildlife needs, species and vegetation uniqueness, and costs to ... of Illinois researchers found that society and the environment ... are closer to people because people are more willing to ...
... Chemists and biologists have successfully demonstrated that specially synthesized ... a move that, they say, is a proof of ... In June 2008, University of Oregon chemist Shih-Yuan ... Chemical Society his lab,s synthesis of boron-nitrogen compounds ...
... Michigan are reporting the development of a powerful new probe ... in aging and disease. The probe works like a GPS ... could lead to new insights into disease processes and identify ... is scheduled for the Sept. 18 issue of ACS ...
Cached Biology News:Research recommends compromise when choosing conservation site 2Research recommends compromise when choosing conservation site 3Research recommends compromise when choosing conservation site 4Boron-based compounds trick a biomedical protein 2
(Date:7/24/2014)... (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Draper ... , is proud to announce that for 6 ... different countries will converge on the Draper University ... an intensive, experiential program focused on entrepreneurship, building ... selective school, currently running its sixth cohort, continues ...
(Date:7/24/2014)... As part of the long-term strategic ... MENA region during 2014 with potential global expansion. , ... with DZS to manage our clinical trials globally and ... of R&D and President of SBI pharmaceuticals MENA, Dr. ... with a focus on utilizing eClinical software and flexible ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... Emirates (UAE) (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 ... recently announced that its biobanking project, Provia ... Ph.D. to its growing Advisory Board. Scott Wolf ... pleased to have Dr. Vaught onboard with Provia’s ever-expanding ... and expertise that Provia’s management team brings to this ...
(Date:7/23/2014)... Physicists Sergei Filippov (MIPT and Russian Quantum Center ... Brno, Czech Republic, and the Institute of Physics ... preserve quantum entanglement of particles passing through an ... long distances. Details are provided in an article ... (see preprint). , Quantum entangled particles are ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Summer Entrepreneurship Program Kicked Off by Draper University in Silicon Valley 2Summer Entrepreneurship Program Kicked Off by Draper University in Silicon Valley 3SBI Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd. Enters into Preferred Provider Agreement with DZS Clinical Services 2Provia Laboratories Adds Dr. Jim Vaught, Ph.D., Former Chief of BBRB, to Advisory Board 2Provia Laboratories Adds Dr. Jim Vaught, Ph.D., Former Chief of BBRB, to Advisory Board 3Provia Laboratories Adds Dr. Jim Vaught, Ph.D., Former Chief of BBRB, to Advisory Board 4Scientists find way to maintain quantum entanglement in amplified signals 2Scientists find way to maintain quantum entanglement in amplified signals 3Scientists find way to maintain quantum entanglement in amplified signals 4
... About 18 months ago, I sat with the product managers at ... were the $99 devices intended to be an entry-level digital organizer ... Shack and Target and wanted a simple product that delivered real ... a quick test drive, I leaned close to the product marketing ...
... Middleton, Wis. Standard Imaging , a Middleton-based ... treatment for cancer cardiology and other applications, has announced ... the assets acquired from the British Columbia-based company are ... with most electronic portal imaging devices (EPIDs). The PIPSpro ...
... The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation is suing ... computer memory chips, for allegedly using a patented technology developed ... in their semiconductors. , ,According to Andy Cohn, spokesman for ... is the same as previous legal actions against Sony ...
Cached Biology Technology:The Palm to "de-Zire" 2The Palm to "de-Zire" 3Standard Imaging acquires Canadian PIPSpro radiation treatment technologies 2WARF sues Samsung over computer chip technology license agreement 2
SHEEP ANTI ESCHERICHIA COLI...
Recombinant Rat Leptin, CF...
2,4,6-Trinitrophenyl hapten is conjugated to Bovine Gamma Globulin (BGG) through lysine by amide bonds....
... • Holds 0.1 mL - 25 mL pipets ... pipets. Also accommodates most standard square or round pipet ... Has four compartments, each 76 mm W x 76 ... x 11 3/8 ins.). Overall dimensions: 89 mm W ...
Biology Products: