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Recycling of nutrients is the key to saving the Earth

Leakages of nutrients necessary for food production – especially nitrogen and phosphorus – cause severe eutrophication to the Earth's aquatic ecosystems and promote climate change. However, this threat also hides an opportunity.

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Feeding our crops, protecting our water in a changing climate

Nitrogen and phosphorus are nutrients that are essential for crop growth and profitability, but crop nutrients that escape from the field are potential pollutants. Cropland tends to be nutrient-rich and runoff from the farmstead, pastures and fields can transport sediment, organic solids, nutrients and other contaminants to surface waters.

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Probing P losses from Midwestern crop fields

Surface runoff is generally considered to be the most significant source of that phosphorus. But studies by two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists show that underground tile drains—commonly used by Midwestern farmers to drain excess water from crop fields—are also major contributors of phosphorus.

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