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Elizabeth Dayton

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    New Ohio State Research Shows Phosphorus Levels in Ohio Soils Trending Downward

    Aug 8, 2016

    Agricultural soil phosphorus levels held steady or trended downward in at least 80 percent of Ohio counties from 1993 through 2015, according to recent findings from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.  The findings, part of the college’s Field to Faucet initiative, represent good news for Ohioans concerned about protecting surface water quality while maintaining agricultural production, according to college researchers Elizabeth Dayton, Steve Culman and Anthony Fulford.
  2. Research on best practices to manage phosphorus featured in article

    Jul 28, 2015

    Elizabeth Dayton, a soil scientist in the School of Environment and Natural Resources and the On-field Ohio! project to evaluate/revise the Ohio Phosphorus Risk Index (P Index), is featured in a recent article, " Identifying practices to best manage phosphorus" in Ohio's Country Journal. 

  3. Spent Foundry Sand’s Second Life: OK to Use in Some Soils

    Apr 15, 2015

    A study by scientists at The Ohio State University played a key role in a recent public health and environmental risk assessment of reusing spent foundry sands, or SFS, in certain soil-related uses. The sands are a byproduct from the metal casting industry.  Nicholas Basta, professor of soil and environmental science, and Elizabeth Dayton, research scientist, both in the School of Environment and Natural Resources, did an intensive analysis of SFS in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service. The school is part of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

  4. Research on Ohio's Phosphorus Risk Index Highlighted in Columbus Dispatch

    Jun 3, 2013

    Dr. Elizabeth Dayton's research on how different soils, crops and farming practices affect the amount of phosphorus in runoff is focus of recent article in the Columbus Dispatch.