Locally-grown kelp (Saccharina latissima) was harvested on the East River off the campus of SUNY Maritime in the Bronx in spring 2022 and applied as fertilizer on a Long Island field to tests its viability as a fertilizer product. Credit: Kristin Kraseski.
Search Use of Sugar Kelp Aquaculture in Long Island Sound and Bronx River Estuary for Nutrient Extraction in the interactive table to learn more about this project.
Bioextraction Coordinator Kristin Kraseski, Save the Sound’s Peter Linderoth and crew from Harbor Marine Services, Inc. before deployment of sugar kelp lines near Hen Island, New York in January 2021. Credit: David Spader
Kraseski with SUNY Maritime College student harvesting sugar kelp from the East River, Bronx New York in June 2021. Credit: Dr. Caterina Panzeca, SUNY Maritime College
Harvested sugar kelp drying in Cornell Cooperative Extension’s greenhouse in preparation for processing into a fertilizer amendment for greenhouse and field studies. Credit: Nora Catlin
Greenhouse trials for the sugar kelp fertilizer experiment at Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center in Riverhead, New York. Credit: Nora Catlin
Tomatoes being harvested from a sugar kelp fertilizer amendment experiment at Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center in Riverhead, New York. Credit: Kristin Kraseski