UW-Green Bay leads USDA NIFA Award for Agricultural Runoff Treatment Research

Lead Principal Investigator (PI) Michael Holly and Co-PIs Karen Stahlheber, Mandeep Bakshi, and Jessica Warwick were recently awarded $750,000 to build agricultural research capacity at UW-Green Bay through the competitive USDA Capacity Building Grants for Non-Land-Grant Colleges of Agriculture Program.

The objective of the proposal is to enhance and promote constructed wetlands for the treatment of agricultural runoff. Impacts of the project-green include the development of cost effective solutions to remove phosphorus from agricultural runoff necessary to reduce harmful algal blooms in the Great Lakes. The proposal includes collaborators from Outagamie County, USGS, and UW-Platteville who will assist in completion of research objectives.

Funding to UW-Green Bay will provide support for 3 graduate research assistantships, multiple undergraduate research assistants and remote water quality monitoring equipment. Additional information can be found here.

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