Content tagged "animal 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...

Novel Livestock Housing

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

This webinar provides examples and perspectives from the swine, dairy and layer industry on how and why producers have implemented changes to their housing...

Clearing the Air on Biofilters

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

Biofilters have been widely adopted to filter gas, odor and particulate matter from livestock facilities. However, the science behind “how they work” and...

National Air Emissions Monitoring Study (NAEMS) Selected Results and Discussion of Their Significance

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

This webcast highlights the findings of the National Air Emissions Monitoring Study (NAEMS). The purpose of the NAEMS was to measure emissions of regulated...

Planning Livestock & Poultry Facilities for Reduced Odor Risk

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

This webcast highlights two planning tools - OFFSET and NOFT - currently being used in western Cornbelt states to encourage well-planned siting of facilities...

Controlling Ammonia and Air Emissions in Poultry Facilities

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

Interested in knowing more about air emissions from poultry operations and why there is growing interest in reducing ammonia emission? What are current...

Live from the National Poultry Waste Symposium

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

The webcast series went on the road to the National Poultry Waste Management Symposium in Greensboro, NC. We asked four of the presenters at the conference...

NAQSAT for Swine and Poultry

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

NAQSAT is a tool for determining opportunities to reduce air emissions from livestock farms. Part 2 of a two part series. Part 1 focused on Beef and Dairy...

NAQSAT for Beef and Dairy

Dairy Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

NAQSAT is a tool for determining opportunities to reduce air emissions from livestock farms. This webcast focuses on Beef and Dairy Production, while part...

Clearing the Air on Animal Ag and Greenhouse Gases

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

Given all the discussion about the extent of the effect that greenhouse gases may have on worldwide climate and debate about ways to limit climate change, a...

Mitigating Air Emissions with Vegetative Environmental Buffers

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

This webcast gives the latest information on the effectiveness and value of Vegetative Environmental Buffers, especially as an approach to managing air...

Introduction to the National Air Emissions Monitoring Study (NAEMS)

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

This webcast focuses on an introduction to the National Air Emissions Monitoring Study (NAEMS). This program was originally broadcast on July 18, 2008. ...

Recommendations of the Chesapeake Bay Program Expert Panel on Manure Treatment Technologies

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 21, 2017

The US EPA Chesapeake Bay Program assesses nutrient loading to the Chesapeake Bay. There is a need to determine the impact of manure treatment technologies...

How Well Do We Understand Nitrous Oxide Emissions from Open-lot Cattle Systems?

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 19, 2017

Nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions from concentrated animal feeding operations, including cattle feedyards, have become an important research topic. However,...

Developing a Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP)

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 18, 2017

Livestock producers are presented with a number of challenges and opportunities. Developing a quality Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP) can...

Talking Climate with Animal Agriculture Advisers

The Animal Agriculture in a Changing Climate (AACC) project was established to leverage limited Extension expertise across the country in climate change...

Environmental Sustainability of Beef

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2017

In recent years, there has been negative publicity in the media related to the sustainability of beef. In response, there has been a demand from within and...

Nitrogen and Phosphorus Cycling Efficiency in US Food Supply Chains – A National Mass-Balance Approach

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2017

Assessing and improving the sustainability of livestock production systems is essential to secure future food production. Crop-livestock production systems...

Biofuels and Bioproducts from Wet and Gaseous Waste Streams: Challenges and Opportunities

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2017

To provide an initial characterization of the wet and gaseous organic feedstocks available in the continental U.S., and to explore technological...

Fertilizer Value of Nitrogen Captured using Ammonia Scrubbers

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 10, 2017

Over half of the nitrogen (N) excreted from broiler chickens is lost to the atmosphere as ammonia (NH3) before the manure is removed from the barns,...

Manure Management Technology Selection Guidance

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 10, 2017

Manure is an inevitable by-product of livestock production. Traditionally, manure has been land applied for the nutrient value in crop production and...

Cataloging and Evaluating Dairy Manure Treatment Technologies

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 10, 2017

To provide a forum for the introduction and evaluation of technologies that can treat dairy manure to the dairy farming community and the vendors that...

EPCRA Reporting: What Is It and Does It Apply To Animal Feeding Operations?

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 09, 2017

UPDATE: In April, 2017 the DC Circuit Court invalidated the rule (discussed below) that exempted all animal ag farms from reporting under CERCLA and exempted...

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...

Natural Resources Conservation Service Reaction to the Final H2S/ Gypsum CIG Study Report

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 05, 2017

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and partners worked with Eileen Fabian-Wheeler of the Pennsylvania State University to study the manure gas...

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