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Perennials, Wetland Plants Compared For Ability To Remove Harmful Nitrogen, Phosphorus

Water Online/American Society for Horticultural Science – December 15, 2009
Rapid population growth and urbanization have raised concerns over stormwater runoff contamination. Studies on watersheds indicate that excess nutrients, specifically nitrate–nitrogen and soluble reactiv phosphorus are found in stormwater runoff in many new urban areas. These pollutants degrade water quality and have an impact on the downstream ecosystem by contributing to the growth and decomposition of oxygen-depleting microorganisms. For full story, go to: http://www.wateronline.com/article.mvc/Perennials-Wetland-Plants-Compared-For-0001?VNETCOOKIE=NO

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