Content tagged "greenhouse gases"

Scientific Overview of Agricultural Carbon Research & the Implications for Climate

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

In response to the rapid pace of global climate change, the work of the Marin Carbon Project and the Carbon Cycle Institute has focused on measuring the...

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...

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...

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,...

Livestock Methane Emissions Estimated and Mapped at a County-level Scale for the Contiguous United States

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 19, 2017

This analysis of methane emissions used a “bottom-up” approach based on animal inventories, feed dry matter intake, and emission factors to estimate...

Planning for Resilience: Using Scenarios to Address Potential Impacts of Climate Change for the Northern Plains Beef System

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2017

Resiliency to weather extremes is a topic that Northern Plains farmers and ranchers are already familiar with, but now climate change is adding new...

Scenario Planning for the New York State Dairy Industry in a Changing Climate

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2017

Climate change is a slow and continual process that has been gradually changing our weather, and it will continue to occur. In order to adapt to such gradual...

Continuous Response Measurement: A Tool to Assess the Effectiveness of Agricultural GHG Mitigation Messaging among Extension Educators

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2017

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate the feasibility of using the Continuous Response Measurement (CRM) tool together with focus group discussion...

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...

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...

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...

Transferring Knowledge of Dairy Sustainability Issues Through a Multi-layered Interactive “Virtual Farm” Website

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 04, 2017

The goal of the Sustainable Dairy “Virtual Farm” website is to disseminate research-based information to diverse audiences from one platform. This is done...

A Model Comparison of Daily N2O Flux with DayCent, DNDC, and EPIC

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 04, 2017

Process-based models are increasingly used as tools for studying complex agroecosystem interactions and N2O emissions from agricultural fields. The...

A Quantitative Assessment of Beneficial Management Practices to Reduce Carbon and Reactive Nitrogen Footprints of Dairy Farms in the Great Lakes Region

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 04, 2017

Proceedings Home | W2W Home Assessing and improving the sustainability of dairy production is essential to secure future food production. Implementation of...

Estimating GHG Emissions from Manure Management Practices in Dairy Systems

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 04, 2017

This study had the objective of quantifying greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from different manure management practices and dairy farm sizes. A comparison of...

Reducing Greenhouse and Ammonia Emissions from Manure Systems

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 04, 2017

Dairy manure systems produce greenhouse gas and ammonia emissions that contribute to climate change. There are many potential practices and management...

Evaluation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Dairy Manure

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 04, 2017

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from dairy manure can be affected by barns, bedding and manure collection, as well as processing and storage. To reduce life...

Adapting to Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest: Promoting Adaptation with Five-Minute Videos of Agricultural Water Conservation and Management Practices

Animal Manure Management Updated: April 12, 2017

In a multimedia-based world, short videos are an effective visual means to provide information. A series of short (5-minute) climate change videos focusing...

Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in Dairy Production Systems of the Great Lakes

Animal Manure Management Updated: April 01, 2017

To better understand how dairy agriculture can reduce its impact on climate change, the USDA has supported a large, transdisciplinary research project to...

An Overview of a USDA Coordinated Agricultural Project on Dairy Production Climate Change Mitigation

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 23, 2017

The purpose of this presentation is to outline the components and products of a USDA coordinated agricultural project focusing on dairy production systems in...

Assessment of Coordinated Anaerobic Digestion of Dairy Manure

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 23, 2017

Improving the economic feasibility of anaerobic digestion projects for processing dairy manure.We completed a study that evaluated the economics of dairy...

Monetizing Environmental Benefits Associated with Dairy Manure Management Systems that Include Anaerobic Digestion – Challenges, Opportunities, and Values

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 22, 2017

A large agricultural lender reported in August 2016 that the current 20-month milk price low is not part of the typical three-year milk price cycle (which is...

NRCS Online Air Quality, Energy and Climate Change Courses

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 22, 2017

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has begun developing online courses in three curriculum tracks: air quality, energy, and climate change. ...

Innovative Business Models for On-farm Anaerobic Digestion in the U.S.

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 22, 2017

AgSTAR is a collaborative voluntary program of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). AgSTAR promotes...

Estimating the Economic Value of the Greenhouse Gas Reductions Associated with Dairy Manure Anaerobic Digestion Systems Located in New York State

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 21, 2017

There is a worldwide concern in controlling the anthropogenic emissions of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. GHGs pertinent to this paper, include carbon...

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