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Recent Publications related to Soil, Water & Air

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Minimizing Risks of Soil Contaminants in Urban Gardens

This publication alerts prospective gardeners to some of the most common contaminants in urban soils, …

54 minutes agoSoilFacts
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1. Soils and Plant Nutrients

This Soils and Plant Nutrients Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook examines the physical and …

7 days ago
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Supporting Cyanobacterial Bloom Monitoring with Satellite Imagery

This publication provides an overview of how satellite remote sensing can be used to help …

1 week ago

Water Quality of Rooftop Runoff: Implications for Residential Water Harvesting Systems

This publication discusses the presence of various pollutants in rooftop runoff and establishes some general …

2 weeks agoUrban Waterways
Nutrients are available based on soil pH.

A Gardener's Guide to Soil Testing

This publication tells gardeners why they should test their soil, how to obtain a soil …

7/6/21

Home Composting with Earthworms

Earthworms can turn food scraps into a soil amendment called vermicompost — worm castings — …

6/30/21

Pesticide Selection for Water Quality Protection

While research has shown that pollution of surface and groundwater supplies from turfgrass pesticide application …

6/30/21
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What CAN Be Composted?

List of items that can and cannot be composted at home.

6/17/21