Article 11-14 yrs 2nd place National Winner: A healthy environment means a healthy generation!

submitted by ST. Margaret College Girls' Secondary School Zejtun : Cherise Grech, Graziella Chetcuti, Megan Galea, Paula Gambin, Shannon Pace  for 11-14
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Right now, the topic of nitrate leaching is a very widely-discussed topic throughout the world, including in Malta. A group of students investigated the amount of nitrates leached by three different types of fertilizers in two different types of soil. Water soluble fertilizer, fertilizer pellets and cow manure were used because we wanted to study a variety of natural and artificial fertilizers. Loam and clay soils were used as these soils are quite common in Malta. This article summaries the findings of this study.

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