The horticultural potential of wastewater-grown algae fertilizers

dc.contributor.advisor William R. Graves
dc.contributor.author Gimondo, J
dc.contributor.department Horticulture
dc.date 2018-08-11T13:57:58.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T03:10:32Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T03:10:32Z
dc.date.copyright Tue May 01 00:00:00 UTC 2018
dc.date.embargo 2001-01-01
dc.date.issued 2018-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>This thesis comprises five chapters and details the evaluation of wastewater-grown-algae-based materials as plant fertilizers in container-crop production. Chapter one provides context for the thesis followed by a detailed review of literature relevant to bio-based fertilization and the use of algae to treat wastewater. Chapters two through four are manuscripts intended for submission to HortScience. Chapter two details the production of three container-grown crops with pellets or pastes of wastewater-grown algae as a fertilizer source. Evaluation of extruded algae-and-bioplastic materials as fertilizers for three container-crops and for turfgrass are reported in chapters three and four, respectively. The final chapter synthesizes the results of chapters two through four to form general conclusions regarding the efficacy of wastewater-grown algae as a horticultural fertilizer, and finally, suggests areas meriting further research.</p>
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dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/etd/16358/
dc.identifier.articleid 7365
dc.identifier.contextkey 12318626
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-5988
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath etd/16358
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/30541
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Agriculture
dc.subject.disciplines Horticulture
dc.subject.disciplines Plant Sciences
dc.subject.disciplines Sustainability
dc.subject.keywords Algae
dc.subject.keywords Fertilizer
dc.subject.keywords Floriculture
dc.subject.keywords Horticulture
dc.subject.keywords Turfgrass
dc.subject.keywords Wastewater-grown Algae
dc.title The horticultural potential of wastewater-grown algae fertilizers
dc.type article
dc.type.genre thesis
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thesis.degree.discipline Horticulture
thesis.degree.level thesis
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
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