Often, "one person's trash is another's treasure." This is proving to be the case with several industrial by-products which farmers can use to help maintain and restore the quality of their soils and cropland. Cooperative research, development and testing in several Northeastern Minnesota counties are identifying ways in which industrial wastes such as wood ash, by-product lime, papermill sludges and biosolids can be incorporated as soil treatments in place of commercial chemical fertilizers. These "wastes" are diverted from landfills and given a productive use, benefitting industry and agriculture.
Produced in 1995
Available for free* two-week loan from:
Learning Resource Center & Library
Environmental Assistance , MPCA
520 Lafayette Rd North
St. Paul MN 55155
651-757-2120 or 800-877-6300
*borrower pays return postage.