Biosolids in a Chihuahuan desert ecosystem

David B. Wester, Ronald E. Sosebee, Richard E. Zartman, Ernest B. Fish, J. Carlos Villalobos

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In 1992, we began a ten-year research program investigating the effects of topically-applied biosolids at a Chihuahuan desert research site. We have studied the effects of biosolids on soil properties, erosion, runoff and infiltration; soil water quality; forage production and forage quality; plant ecophysiological responses; soil nutrient cycling; and livestock performance. In this article, we highlight some of our results from these studies.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Specialist publicationRangelands
StatePublished - Aug 2003


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