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Bio-Enriched Soil Technologies (BEST)
Description:

Researchers at the University of South Florida have developed a method to enhance food and energy crops using an innovative composition of natural materials.

The enrichment of soil with functionalized natural materials is a promising means for enhancing or restoring the ability of soil to retain and provide nutrients and water. Hence, increasing the bioavailability of those essential plant growth components to subsistence and commercial crops will greatly improve food production, reduce waste, prevent over -fertilization, evaluate energy requirements, and effectively dispense water. Several variables may impact crop production including draught, climate, unbalanced chemical properties, and a lack of soil based nutrients. With the many ways to utilize food and energy crops, and the constant increase in the human population, it is imperative that an effective and dependable way to produce these items be developed.

Research Terms: Environmental Sciences > Environmental Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Keywords: Engineering & Software, Environment;
Technology Information URL: http://www.research.usf.edu//dpl/content/data/PDF/18A056.pdf
University: University of South Florida
Tech Transfer URL: http://www.research.usf.edu/pl/

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