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Main Title Long-term use of sewage sludge on agricultural and disturbed lands /
Author Hinesly, T. D. ; Redborg, K. E.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Hansen, L. G.
Bray, D. J.
CORP Author Illinois Univ. at Urbana-Champaign. ;Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago, IL.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/2-84/126
Stock Number PB84-224427
Subjects Sewage sludge as fertilizer. ; Sewage disposal in the ground. ; Soil fertility.
Additional Subjects Sludge disposal ; Strip mining ; Farms ; Land reclamation ; Corn plants ; Growth ; Periodic variations ; Soil properties ; Zinc ; Silts ; Loams ; Spoil ; Concentration(Composition) ; Iron ; pH ; Trace elements ; Soil analysis ; Tables(Data) ; Land application ; Sewage irrigation
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-224427 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 89 pages : tables ; 28 cm.
This report presents results from the last 2 years of a 15-year study of the long term use of sewage sludge on agricultural and disturbed lands. The three field studies discussed here include (1) the response of corn to repeated annual applications of sewage sludge, (2) the differential uptake of zinc (Zn) in two selected corn hybrids grown on sludge-amended soil, and (3) the effects of high sludge application rates on strip-mine spoil characteristics and the response of plants. In the first study, anaerobically digested sludge was applied annually for 14 years by furrow irrigation to an acid Blount silt loam soil at average rates of 0, 12.5, 25, or 50 mt/ha (equivalent dry weight). Corn yields were higher during the last year than when the study was initiated for all treatment levels. Sludge applications caused reduced concentrations of Fe in corn stover, reduced Mn in leaf, grain, and stover, low but significant increases of Cu and Ni in all tissues, and marked increases of Cd and Zn in all tissues.
"July 1984." Includes bibliographical references (leaves 232-235). Microfiche.