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A poplar tree farm allows an Oregon utility to diversify its beneficial use options for Class B biosolids and significantly extends the land application season.
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Poplar trees at Biocycle Farm now receive about 20 percent of the biosolids from the treatment plant serving Eugene and Springfield and surrounding areas.

In the western Oregon cities of Springfield and Eugene, a successful program provides land-applied biosolids to local farmers, mainly for growing grasses. But 10 years ago, the Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission (MWMC), which serves the two cities and parts of Lane...

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