Lawn and Gardening Our Way to Hell in a Vegetable Basket

APA Kentucky Chapter


Thursday, July 20, 2017
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An analysis of approximately one million Kentucky soil test results collected from 1990-2014 reveals that phosphorus (P) levels in lawns and gardens are exceedingly high and have increased over time.  Over 79% of all urban soil tests indicate there is a risk of water soluble P being released to the environment. Alternatively P levels from agricultural fields are considerably lower and have decreased over time.


Brad Lee

Dr. Lee is a Certified Professional Soil Scientist and an Associate Professor and Soil and Water Quality Extension Specialist at the University of Kentucky. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of California - Riverside in Soil and Water Sciences in 1999. Prior to his current position in Kentucky he ... Read More

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