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Sow With Gypsum; Grow With Gypsum

Student: Shannon MacLennan

District/Region: Strait District

Event: 2013 Canada-Wide Science Fair

Grade 10 - Dalbrae Academy

Traditionally, soil is made fertile by using fertilizer and/or manure. This project explores using gypsum as a soil conditioner to enhance plant growth. Various plants were grown with gypsum, manure, and fertilizer, and heights were compared. Water runoff samples were tested for pH and nitrogen levels. It was concluded that using gypsum as a soil conditioner is an environmentally friendly alternative to using traditional fertilizers!

Awards

Challenge Award - Resources - Intermediate
Excellence Award - Intermediate - Silver Medal
Western University Scholarship

Total Value $3050




Shannon MacLennan

Shannon MacLennan - Sow With Gypsum; Grow With Gypsum

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