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CWH-Owned Nutriplacer

CWH continues to assist the farming community reduce pollution and decrease fertilizer input through the use of the CWH-owned nutriplacer. This equipment places liquid fertilizers, principally nitrogen and phosphorus, about four inches below ground. The subsurface placement reduces nutrient surface runoff and increases the uptake by crops. Update on CWH Partnership to Benefit Farms and the Bay by Ned Gerber, Director/Wildlife Habitat Ecologist Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage continues to assist the farming community by providing a technology relatively new to the Mid-shore region that can reduce nutrient pollution and decrease fertilizer inputs. The equipment places liquid fertilizers, principally nitrogen and phosphorus, about four inches below ground. This subsurface placement reduces nutrient surface runoff and increases the uptake by crops. Currently, most fertilizer not run through the…
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