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Precipitation of dissolved phosphorus from the agricultural ditches
Actor: Turku University of Applied Sciences ● Year: 2012 ● Address: Nautelantie, Lieto, Finland
In the Active Wetlands project (Interreg IVA) ferric sulphate was applied to agricultural field ditches for boosting the retention of dissolved phosphorus. During 2010-2012 the phosphorus dicharges from field ditches were reduced by over 50%.
The action reduced the phosphorus directly available for biological utilization by algae both in the ditch and in the receiving waterway. The study increased the knowledge of applicability of this kind of method in reducing phosphorus loading to the waters.
The action was carried out within a research, development and awareness raising co-operation project in Estonia and Finland. The method is not included in the mandatory measures of the agri-environmental aid, but has interested water protection associations and private farmers.
Final report of the project: Active Wetlands – the use of chemical amendments to intercept phosphate runoffs in agricultural catchments
Name: Antti Kaseva ● Email: antti.kaseva (a) turkuamk.fi ● Web page: http://www.turkuamk.fi/