What's in that runoff?

Runoff from container nurseries contains nutrient and sediment from fertilizer and irrigation. Researchers assessed runoff total suspended solids (TSS), N as total N (TN), and P as total P (TP) from a 5.2 ha production area of a mid-Atlantic nursery. The Storm Water Management Model (SWMM) was calibrated to the results and used to generate annual TSS, TN, and TP loading, providing a valuable planning tool for container nurseries. 

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