Content tagged "composting"

Equipment and facilities for managing manure on small farms

Animal Manure Management Updated: June 07, 2018

The number of small farms is increasing in much of the country, ensuring up to date information is available is important to protect water and environmental...

Horse Manure Composting: Specific Steps to Start or Improve the Process

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

This webcast discusses various aspects of composting horse manure. Bedding options and how they impact the composting process as well as basic design...

Micro Manure Management

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

This webinar takes a look at the smallest manure managers, microbes and soil mesofauna, and how the work they do can drive our farming systems. This...

Livestock Mortality Composting – Beyond the Basics Part 2

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

Topics for this webcast include: fate of euthanasia drugs during composting; can composting destroy prions; and mortality composting worker safety...

Livestock Mortality Composting – Beyond the Basics Part 1

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

The topics for this webcast include: pile characteristics for effective composting, management and environmental considerations when siting and managing...

Organizing demonstrations and tours for Government officials and Extension on Animal Mortality Management

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 22, 2017

Provide some discussion on putting together Tour and Demonstration educational events. To Provide real life demonstrations and educational opportunities...

Poultry Mortality Freezer Units: Better BMP, Better Biosecurity, Better Bottom Line.

Why Tackle Mortality Management?  It’s Ripe for Revolution.The poultry industry has enjoyed a long run of technological and scientific advancements that have...

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...

Effectiveness of Different Dairy Manure Management Practices in Controlling the Spread of Antibiotics and Antibiotic Resistance

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 16, 2017

Even when antibiotics are used judiciously, antibiotic residues, antibiotic resistant bacteria (ARB) and antibiotic resistance genes (ARG) can accumulate in...

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...

Avian Influenza Mortality Management Options, Composting Procedures and Lessons Learned

Animal Manure Management Updated: April 10, 2017

The highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) outbreak has become the largest animal health emergency in U.S. history. As of March, 2017, the United States...

Alternatives to Rendering: Butcher Waste Composting

Small Meat Processors Updated: March 20, 2016

In many parts of the country, disposal of offal and butcher waste is becoming increasingly difficult and expensive, as renderers close down or raise their...

Markets for Composted Agricultural Waste

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 01, 2016

Enforcement of nutrient management regulation has forced Maryland farms and agricultural facilities to adopt new waste management practices. Few options...

Composting Horse Mortality and Mortality Disposal Alternatives

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 01, 2016

With the decline of the rendering industry, managing routine livestock mortality in an effective, economical and environmentally sound manner has become more...

Manure Management Strategies

Horses Updated: July 07, 2015

Manure Management is a national issue for every horse owner and can be addressed in different ways.Check out our course on Manure Management Strategies to...

Composting of Dairy Manure and Grape Vine Prunings as a Tool to Better Manage Both Industries Waste and Reduce Their Environmental Impact

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 18, 2015

The objectives of this research and Extension project were:We teamed up with a grape and a dairy producer and we built a series of windrows to showcase the...

Composting and the Benefits: Achieving Practice Change through Education to Reduce Nutrient Loads and Increase Adoption of Best Management Practices

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 18, 2015

Florida houses roughly 500,000 horses and is also home to 700 freshwater springs; Marion County is, “Horse Capital of the World” and houses two first...

Natural Rendering: Composting Horse Mortality

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 18, 2015

Understanding Livestock Composting as there are few methods to safely dispose of livestock mortalityCWMI has been working on mortality disposal since 1990....

Effect of Manure Handling and Incorporation on Steroid Movement In Agricultural Fields Fertilized With Beef Cattle Manure

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 13, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Manure generated from concentrated animal feeding operations may serve as a source of steroids in surface water and...

Quantification of Sodium Pentobarbital Residues from Equine Mortality Compost Piles

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 13, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Preliminary research has shown that sodium pentobarbital, a euthanasia drug, can persist up to 180 days in equine...

On-Farm Field Days as a Tool to Demonstrate Agricultural Waste Management Practices and Educate Producers

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 06, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Teaching Best Management Practices (BMP) or introducing new agricultural waste management practices to livestock...

Overview: Manure Management Equipment for Small Farms

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 06, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Increased local or regional food marketing opportunities have allowed commercial success in livestock and poultry...

What does microbial mean?

Microbial is referring to a microscopic organism; commonly taken to mean a germ. The majority of microbes do not cause disease and in fact are beneficial...

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