ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Friday morning, the Maryland Secretary of Agriculture announced Memo Diriker, director of the Business, Economic and Community Outreach Network (B.E.A.C.O.N.) at Salisbury University, will begin an economic impact study on the state's phosphorus management tool, which could potentially limit the amount farmers can use in fertilizer.
In many cases, farmers use chicken manure as fertilizer, which tends to be high in phosphorus.
The study is set to begin March 10th and is expected to be complete by mid July.