177 Applying Biosolids and Other Urban Residuals to Urban Lands

Oral Session
SSSA Division: Urban and Anthropogenic Soils
Applying biosolids and other urban residuals to urban lands is cost-effective and of beneficial use. Biosolids and organic residuals may improve the quality of urban soils by adding organic matter and nutrients, and thus improving establishment, growth, health, and longevity of plants in these soils. Cities may be reluctant to integrate use of these materials into their day to day operations due to required changes in residuals management (separate collection and treatment of residuals to meet regulatory requirements for unrestricted use) and the public stigma associated with residuals use. This session will include a keynote speaker to provide a state of the science overview of biosolids and other residual application to urban lands. New research on the range of potential end uses for these materials in urban environments and responses to biosolids and other amendments will be presented. The session will also include socioeconomic topics relating to the production techniques and costs, as well as, communication, marketing and branding issues with biosolids and other residuals.

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Urban and Anthropogenic Soils
Soil Chemistry
Soil & Water Management & Conservation

Monday, November 3, 2014: 12:55 PM-3:55 PM
Long Beach Convention Center, Room 201A

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Sally Brown and Bryant Chad Scharenbroch
Sally Brown and Bryant Chad Scharenbroch
12:55 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:00 PM
Urban Subsurface Residuals: Characterization and Land Application to Soils.
Joshua Daniel, Oklahoma State University; Chad J. Penn, Oklahoma State University; Kelvin Self, Ditch Witch
1:20 PM
Evaluating the Concentration and Bioavailabililty of Micropollutants in Commercial Biosolids-Based Fertilizers.
Michael L. Mashtare Jr., Purdue University; John R. Hemmerling, Purdue University; Fabian Leonardo Huertas Ayala, Universidad Nacional de Colombia; Linda S. Lee, Purdue University
1:40 PM
Using Biosolids for Turfgrass Sod Production.
Nicholas Bero, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Shane Griffith, University of Wisconsin Madison; Douglas J. Soldat, University of Wisconsin-Madison; John Stier, University of Tennessee; Erik H. Ervin, Virginia Tech; Gregory Evanylo, Virginia Tech; Derik Cataldi, Virginia Tech
2:20 PM
2:35 PM
Landscape Plant Response to Surface-Applied and Incorporated Biosolids and Compost Products on a Compacted Urban Subsoil.
Andy I. Bary, Washington State University; Rita Hummel, Washington State University; Craig G. Cogger, Washington State University
2:55 PM
Utilizing Biosolids for Improving Soil Quality and Promoting Healthy Trees and Turf in Urban Landscapes.
Bryant Scharenbroch, The Morton Arboretum; Michelle Catania, The Morton Arboretum; David Peto, The Morton Arboretum; William Blackburn, The Morton Arboretum
3:15 PM
Compost Improves Compacted Urban Soil.
Sally D. Logsdon, USDA-ARS National Laboratory for Agriculture and the Environment; Patricia Sauer, Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities
3:35 PM
Improvement of Compacted Soil with Tillage and Amendment with Residential Leaf Compost.
Charles J. Schmid, Rutgers University; James A. Murphy, Rutgers University; Hiranthi Samaranayake, Rutgers Universtiy
3:55 PM