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Waste turns barren paddocks into a success

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The odour might be off-putting, but the use of biosoil, or biosolids - treated, dewatered human sewage sludge - has helped New South Wales grower Danny Flanery to vastly increase the productivity of his soils, doubling their organic carbon content over the past five years... The Murrumbidgee CMA also sponsored his attendance at the 2008 Soil Science Australia Conference in Brisbane, where he was introduced to a range of new ideas for soil management, including the use of biosoil as a soil ameliorant... Danny buys large quantities of biosoil each year, applying it at rates of between 50 and 80t/ha to paddocks as they comes out of a pasture phase...
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