Researchers get grant to study nitrogen run-off

US - The Natural Resource Conservation Service gave the $883,000 grant to Virginia Tech researchers for the study.

Virginia Tech researchers have garnered a Conservation Innovating Grant from the Natural Resource Conservation Service for about $883,000 in hopes that new methods will stem the flow of phosphorus and nitrogen run-off into the Chesapeake Bay.

The grant is part of a $1.7 million project with funding from various sources, including an in-kind cost share from Tech.

Because Virginia has a profusion of dairy farms, many farmers have to deal with cow manure. Manure is a natural fertilizer, so putting it back onto crops is an easy and cost-effective way to remove the waste.

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