Sierra Club says UF illegally withheld records in controversial fertilizer research | HeraldTribune.com

Posted by Trish Riley, October 2, 2011

The environmental group Sierra Club has filed suit against the University of Florida, arguing that the institution illegally withheld records related to controversial research on fertilizer use.The suit stems from a paper published in 2009 that criticized counties, such as Sarasota, for passing laws restricting fertilizer use during the summer rainy season. The paper said restrictions could lead to negative consequences, such as prompting people to over-fertilize before the summer. The paper also argued that plants need more fertilizer in the summer to grow healthier and slow stormwater runoff.

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