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Author:  Readymom [ Wed May 04, 2016 2:39 am ]
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Urine-How to Use as a Fertilizer

How To Use Urine as a Fertilizer
Urine is 'Liquid Gold' for Gardeners
By Emma Cooper



Every day, gardeners across the world flush away a valuable and sustainable source of fertilizer for their plants -- urine. Urine is a good source of nitrogen and other minerals and, providing it is used correctly, is completely safe. Using urine as a fertilizer saves money, fossil fuels (used extensively in the production of chemical fertilizers) and water (no need to flush!). It's a standard of some organic gardens.

Using urine also cuts down on river pollution -- urine is a major source of nitrogen that contributes to river eutrophication if expensive denitrification is not used at the water treatment plant. And it's not a backwards step, it's space age technology -- NASA has used urine in hydroponics systems! --- CONTINUED at LINK, above ---

Author:  Readymom [ Wed May 04, 2016 2:48 am ]
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Urine-Using for Fertilizer


Human Urine Safe, Productive Fertilizer

By Carolyn Colwell
HealthDay Reporter
Monday, October 8, 2007 12:00 AM

MONDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Cash-strapped farmers shouldn't look far for a source of free fertilizer, according to a new study that finds human urine to be a great source of nitrogen and other minerals.

The "yuck" factor aside, scientists who used urine to help raise a bumper crop of cabbages said the practice may not be a bad idea.

"Urine is a valuable fertilizer which poor people could use to increase yields and not contaminate their environment. It is a resource, not a pollutant, if correctly managed," said Helvi Heinonen-Tanski, leader of a research group at the University of Kuopio's Department of Environmental Sciences in Finland.

They decided to look into how human urine could be used to help farmers and at the same time save water and reduce the contamination of water resources, added Surendra K. Pradhan, a research student at the university and the study's lead author.

"It is important to ... CONTINUED at LINK, above ---

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