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Microplastic, Fertilizer, Environment, Pollution, Agriculture
• Polymer Coated Urea (PCU) is beneficial for providing the food, fuel, and fiber needed for the nearly 8 billion people on earth.
• Microplastics, from a wide range of waste materials, pollute water bodies.
• One potential source of microplastics are from PCU fertilizers if the coatings are transported overland into water bodies.
• Various agricultural application methods vary in potential for surface runoff.
Objective • Determine the microplastic concentrations from runoff water for strip injection, surface unincorporated, and broadcast incorporated application in sweet corn.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Geary, Benjamin T.; Seely, C. J.; and Hopkins, B. G., "Polymer Coated Urea Microplastics: Sweet Corn" (2022). Library/Life Sciences Undergraduate Poster Competition 2022. 4.
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