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Media Type: Article - Recent
Publication Info: Climate Conscious
Date of Publication: January 12
Year of Publication: 2021
Publication City: San Francisco, CA
Publisher: Medium Corporation
Author(s): Dustin T. Cox
Phosphorus is essential to life and the world is running out of it.
Roger Sylvester-Bradley is on a mission. He’s a crop scientist for ADAS, “the UK’s largest independent provider of agricultural and environmental consultancy.” He’s growing barley and other crops using “legacy phosphorus” from previous harvests instead of industrial fertilizers rich with mined phosphate. He hopes to develop farming techniques that can meet increasing global demand for food while reducing the use of phosphorus reserves. So far, he’s met with promising results; he continues to raise healthy crops in defiance of expectations without adding a single new particle of phosphorus to his soil.
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