Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance blog

PTraM Wins $750K to Study P Dynamics in Tile Drained Landscapes

By Matt Scholz of the Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance Members of the Alliance’s P transport modeling (PTraM) group recently won a $750,000 applied research grant through the USDA-NIFA-AFRI foundational funding program.

A New Technique for Studying Phosphorus Uptake in Plants

By Dr. Chad Penn USDA-ARS, National Soil Erosion Research Laboratory Studying the details of crop uptake of phosphorus (P) and other nutrients that have a strong affinity for minerals is

Alliance Helps Lead Major P Research Center

By Matt Scholz The National Science Foundation has awarded $25 million to a major new phosphorus sustainability research initiative called the Science and Technologies for Phosphorus Sustainability (STEPS) Center. Headquartered

Featured Member: GreenTechnologies

Florida-based GreenTechnologies creates environmentally sound lawn and landscape solutions for personal, commercial and public interests. They develop products from renewable resources, for advancement of nutrient recycling and improving environmental quality.

Featured Member: NACWA

Where does your organization operate and what is your business model? National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) is the nation’s recognized leader in legislative, regulatory, legal and communications advocacy

To Dose, or Not to Dose? The Orthophosphate Paradox

By Emily Remmel, Director of Regulatory Affairs, NACWA In the wake of the public health crisis that unfolded (and continues to unfold) in Flint, Michigan, EPA is critically thinking about

A Long Journey to a Book About Phosphorus

By Jim Elser, Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance, and Phil Haygarth, Lancaster University, UK Does the world need a book about phosphorus? In 2010 Jim decided that the answer was “yes”, reflecting

SERA-17 Meets Virtually to Discuss P

By Matt Scholz, Sustainable Phosphorus Alliance The SERA-17 information exchange group hosted its annual meeting virtually on October 15, emceed by their Chair, Dr. John Kovar of the USDA-ARS in

Featured Member: Ostara

How big is your company and where does it operate? Ostara is about 30 people and operates across North America and Europe primarily. What does your company do related to

Journey to Improve Water Quality in Powers Lake

By Laura M. Fleming, President and CFO of SRS Crisafulli, Inc. Outbreaks of blue-green algae in a 1,616-acre natural lake, created an emergent call to action in the 1990’s from

USDA and OCP North America Jointly Fund Phosphorus Research

OCP North America has provided matching funds to support a two-year postdoctoral research fellow in the lab of Dr. Carl Bolster, research hydrologist at the USDA-ARS’s Food Animal Environmental Systems

AgSTAR’s New Anaerobic Digester Project Development Handbook

By Vanessa McKinney and Nick Elger of AgSTAR For 26 years, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) AgSTAR Program has been helping farmers and communities across the United