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Main Title Response of Tall Fescue, Bush Bean, and Maize to Chrome Tannery Sludge in Soils.
Author Wickliff, C. ; Volk, V. V. ; Tingey, D. T. ; Griffis, W. L. ; Trunk, M. Y. ;
CORP Author Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/J-84/096;
Stock Number PB84-244193
Additional Subjects Sludge disposal ; Fertilizers ; Tanning materials ; Soils ; Nutrients ; Organic compounds ; Salts ; Chromium ; pH ; Farm crops ; Reprints ; Waste utilization ; Tall fescue ; Bush beans ; Maize
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB84-244193 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 27p
Tannery sludge was compared with commercial nitrogen fertiliser to investigate its potential use as an alternative to commercial fertiliser. Soils containing 38% and 7% organic carbon and with nitrogen contents of 1-3% and 0-2%, respectively, were amended with either commercial N fertiliser or tannery sludge which contained 1-6% chromium. Part of the tannery waste was supplemented with additional chromium (Cr(+3)) salt before being added to the soils. Tall fescue, bush bean, and maize were grown in the sludge-treated soils and their tops harvested. First harvest yields of dry matter increased when tannery sludge was added to the soil, although less than with commercial N addition. Yields from subsequent harvests were larger from soils amended with tannery sludge. Yields of bush beans, maize, and tall fescue will increase when tannery sludge is added to soils; however, benefits of the sludge will depend upon: (1) nitrogen status of the soil; (2) organic content of the soil; (3) salt and Cr content of the tannery waste; (4) plant species; and (5) soil pH reaction.