Content tagged "air quality"

Implementation and Experiences of NAQSAT Around the US

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

Recently, NAQSAT was incorporated in the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service guidance to assist in resource concern identification and conservation...

Bioaerosols from Feedlots and Dairy Farm Operations

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

This webinar focused on research at two locations where aerosolized bacteria and endotoxin are being measured from dairy and feedlot operations. This...

USDA-NRCS and the National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool (NAQSAT) for Livestock and Poultry Operations

The National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool (NAQSAT) was developed as a first-of-its-kind tool to help producers and their advisors assess the impact of...

Playing By the Rules: Regulations and Animal Agriculture

Animal Manure Management Updated: June 01, 2016

This is a self-guided learning lesson about air and water regulations related to livestock and poultry production. Anticipated time for completion: 60...

Urban Forests: The Benefits Outweigh the Costs

Trees are an important part of our communities, but tree planting, maintenance and protection require an investment of resources, including time and money....

Scientific Evidence Indicates that Reducing NOx Emissions is the Most Effective Strategy to Reduce Concentrations of Ammonium Nitrate, a Significant Contributor to PM2.5 Concentrations in California’s San Joaquin Valley

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2015

Recently there has been increased interest in regulating ammonia emissions to reduce PM2.5 ("fine" particles with an aerodynamic diameter less than 2.5...

Regulating Ammonia Emissions from Agriculture: Potential Pitfalls and Limitations

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2015

Currently, there is limited regulation of ammonia (NH3) emissions as a matter of federal policy.  The Clean Air Act (CAA) provides the federal authority for...

Case Study: A Solid-Liquid Manure Separation Swine Operation for Resource Conservation

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 16, 2015

V-shape pit with automated manure scraper and troughMany US pork production operations have become large in size and more geographically concentrated, and...

Mono-Slope Beef Barn Air Quality Research Project

Beef Cattle Animal Manure Management Updated: February 03, 2015

Researchers and university specialists from USDA’s Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC), South Dakota State University, and Iowa State University recently...

Manure management and temperature impacts on gas concentrations in mono-slope cattle facilities

Animal Manure Management Updated: June 23, 2014

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Mono-slope buildings (Figure 1) are one type of roofed and confined cattle feeding facility that is becoming...

Photometric measurement of ground-level fugitive dust emissions from open-lot animal feeding operations.

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 13, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Fugitive dust from confined livestock operations is a primary air quality issue associated with impaired...

Pesticide Application Air Quality Emissions Inventory Project

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 13, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....The Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requires states to submit to them air quality emission...

The National Air Quality Site-Assessment Tool (NAQSAT)

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 07, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings.... The National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool (NAQSAT) has been developed for the voluntary use of livestock...

Feed Management Planners Certification Program to Reduce Nutrient Loads in Impaired Watersheds

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 07, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings.... To develop a program to train ARPAS-certified (American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists) dairy and beef...

Livestock GRACEnet

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 07, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings.... Livestock GRACEnet is a United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service working group...

Making Sense of Smells – Communicating Odors to Diverse Audiences

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 06, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Example of odor visualization system using colors and shapes to replace chemical jargon.Smell is perhaps the least...

Model of a Successful Regulatory-Industry Partnership to Address Air Emissions from Dairy Operations in Yakima, WA

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 06, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....The community in the Yakima Region of Washington State has raised concerns over the potential adverse effects of...

Balancing Earth, Air and Fire In The Kansas Flint Hills

Animal Manure Management Prescribed Fire Updated: November 06, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Native Americans placed great value on the four elements of life,  earth, water, air and fire. They recognized, as...

January 2012 Newsletter Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center

Animal Manure Management Updated: June 10, 2013

A year after the Chesapeake Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), or "pollution diet", was finalized by EPA, we are going to follow up our previous TMDL webcast...

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