They fertilized with what?

By Janet Raloff, 15:57 PM April 15, 2008

Talk about your high yuck factor. Researchers in Finland have just published results of a study showing that farmers can substitute human urine for conventional fertilizer and get a notable increase in cabbage yields.

Surendra K. Pradhan of the University of Kuopio and his colleagues grew cabbages using a conventional fertilizer, human urine that had been stored for 6 months, or no soil amendment at all. In an upcoming issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, the researchers r...

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