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Carly Campbell, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Anqi Shen, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Dylan Snay, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Michelle Zhang, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Abstract

Farmers continue to use synthetic fertilizer because they result in a higher yield and, therefore, higher profit. However, the effects of these chemicals are causing soil quality on farmlands to decrease.