Content tagged "nutrient management"

The Use of Runoff Risk Advisory Tools for Water Quality Protection

Animal Manure Management Updated: June 29, 2017

This webinar presents four different current runoff advisory tools: the Runoff Risk Advisory Forecast (WI), Application Risk Management System (WA),...

On-Farm Nutrient Management Research: Replacing Commercial Sidedress Nitrogen with Liquid Livestock Manure on Emerged Corn

Animal Manure Management Updated: June 08, 2017

This webinar highlights the on-farm research that has been done and is being planned in the state of Ohio to capitalize on the opportunity to apply in-season...

U.S. EPA Nutrient Recycling Challenge

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

This webcast will provides an overview of the goals and development of the Nutrient Recycling Challenge put forth by the U.S. EPA.This presentation was...

Water Quality Index for Agricultural Runoff Tool

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

The presentation provides an overview of the tool with a demo and discuss how it can be used by NRCS field staff and others in evaluating and tracking...

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...

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...

An Economical Method to Install Industrial Wastewater Storage Pond Liners

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 31, 2017

Over the past four decades, the number of custom slaughterhouses in Michigan has steadily decreased as the number of livestock producers declined. Those who...

Spotlight on Manure Management in North Carolina and the Atlantic Coastal Plains

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 21, 2017

To provide information about commonly-found manure management systems and approaches in North Carolina and the Coastal Plains, and discuss opportunities for...

Results of Nutrient Recovery System Installed on Large Scale Dairy Operation After 2-years of Operation

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 21, 2017

For centuries, farmers have disposed of manure by simply spreading it on the land. It is a natural fertilizer. Today, that practice is no longer considered...

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...

Liquid Manure Sampling Procedures

Animal Manure Management Updated: October 26, 2015

When testing manure, your nutrient management plan is only as good as your ability to obtain a representative sample. In liquid manure storage, agitation is...

Pathways for Effective Manure Nutriment Management Information Sharing and Education Between Agriculture Professionals: A South Dakota Pilot Test

Animal Manure Management Updated: October 15, 2015

 The issue of manure nutrient management has been the subject of controversy and new policies in recent years as the non-point source discharge of nutrients...

Economic Analysis of Swine Diet Cost Versus Manure Value

Animal Manure Management Updated: October 09, 2015

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....In high yielding row crop intensive regions the role of swine manure as a crop nutrient source has increased in...

User capabilities and next generation phosphorus (P) indices

Animal Manure Management Updated: August 18, 2015

The phosphorus (P) index is the primary approach to identify field management strategies and/or manure application strategies likely to lead to excessive...

Nutrient Management Planners' Feedback on New York and Pennsylvania Phosphorus Indices

Animal Manure Management Updated: August 18, 2015

The Phosphorus Index (PI) estimates the relative risk of P loss from agricultural fields and encourages the implementation of best management practices to...

Estimation of phosphorus loss from agricultural land in the Heartland region using the APEX model: a first step to evaluating phosphorus indices

Animal Manure Management Updated: August 13, 2015

Phosphorus (P) indices are a key tool to minimize P loss from agricultural fields but there is insufficient water quality data to fully test them. Our goal...

Identify and Synthesize Methods to Refine Phosphorus Indices from Three Regional Indexing Efforts

Animal Manure Management Updated: August 13, 2015

This project was started to work with regional CIG projects to calibrate and harmonize Phosphorus Indices across the U.S., demonstrate their accuracy in...

Fertilizer Value of Swine Manure: A Comparison of a Lagoon and a Deep Pit Slurry System

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 18, 2015

Since 2000 the cost of fertilizer has more than doubled. According to information provided by the USDA Economic Research Service (2013), the national average...

Variation in state-based manure nitrogen availability approaches

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 18, 2015

The phosphorus (P) index is the primary strategy used in nutrient management planning to identify field management strategies and/or manure application...

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...

Plant Nutrient and Carbon Content of Equine Manure as Influenced by Stall Management and Implications for Nutrient Management

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 18, 2015

South Carolina’s equine industry is small compared to states like Texas (395,816 horses), Oklahoma (158,918 horses), and Kentucky (141,842 horses, USDA,...

Economical Anaerobic Digestion of CAFO Animal Waste

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 17, 2015

The application of manure on croplands is increasingly under regulatory scrutiny, especially from impaired watersheds. The challenge facing many small farms...

Thermal-Chemical Conversion of Animal Manures - Another Tool for the Toolbox

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 17, 2015

Livestock operations continue to expand and concentrate in certain parts of the country. This has created regional “hot spot” areas in which excess...

Low-Power Aerators Combined with Center Pivot Manure Application at a Northeast Nebraska Hog Finishing Facility Created an Easy to Manage, Turn-Key System

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 17, 2015

Applying livestock manure from lagoon storage through center pivot irrigation has long been considered a low-labor, uniform method of application that can...

Relationship between Surface Waters and Underlying Stream and Ditch Sediment in Selected Eagle Creek Tributaries

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 16, 2015

Best management strategies implemented in most watersheds to reduce phosphorus (P) loads to surface waters have been successful, however, internal P loading...

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