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Biosolid use on farm is beneficial: Aussie farmer


Agronomist Roger Crisp (L) and farmer Stuart Kelly (R) say using biosolids makes sense. (ABC news: Luke Wong)

About 180,000 tonnes of biosolids are generated from Sydney's sewage each year, but authorities are having no troubles with getting rid of it.

Biosolids, which is a by-product of the sewerage treatment process, is proving a hit with New South Wales farmers who want to improve soil health and boost yields.

Harvested from 23 of Sydney's sewerage plants, the waste is processed through reactors which also create renewable energy that is fed back into the system.

It is then trucked out to about 20 farms in the state's central west, as well as several mine rehabilitation sites.Stuart Kelly swapped synthetic fertilisers for human biosolids on his family property at Newbridge, near Blayney five years ago.

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