Researchers from Penn State and the USDA have recently developed a system that extracts phosphorus from manure, which would greatly benefit our waterways in the US. According to the EPA, phosphorus from land application of manure accounts for 66% of water degradation, including eutrophication (dead zones) that have erupted in the Gulf of Mexico, Chesapeake Bay and other bodies of water. This new technology is applicable to dairy farms which store manure in pits or tanks, and would reduce the phosphorus output by approximately 98 percent. Read more here!

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