Horticulture Research Station

Evaluation of Algae-Based Fertilizers on Kentucky Bluegrass Quality and Soil Health

Authors: A.J. Lindsey (Iowa State University) , Adam Thoms (Iowa State University) , Nick Christians (Iowa State University) , Thomas Gould (Iowa State University) , Thomas Donelan (Iowa State University)

  • Evaluation of Algae-Based Fertilizers on Kentucky Bluegrass Quality and Soil Health

    Horticulture Research Station

    Evaluation of Algae-Based Fertilizers on Kentucky Bluegrass Quality and Soil Health

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Abstract

Sustainable turfgrass management practices have gained popularity over recent years. Algae has been used to effectively remove and recover nutrient from wastewater. The algae then can be harvested and processed into a sustainable, natural, organic fertilizer. In addition to sustainable management practices, there also has been an interest in improving soil health. Improving soil health can enhance soil structure and water holding capacity, and increase nutrient availability. The components of soil health can be broken down into three categories: physical, chemical, and biological. The objective of this study was to evaluate Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) quality and soil health parameters fertilized with an algae-based product.

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Lindsey, A., Thoms, A., Christians, N., Gould, T. & Donelan, T., (2022) “Evaluation of Algae-Based Fertilizers on Kentucky Bluegrass Quality and Soil Health”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2021(1), 63–64.

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Published on
01 Jun 2022