Content tagged "water quality"

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...

Recommendations for Manure Injection and Incorporation Technologies for Phase 6 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 21, 2017

A Best Management Practice (BMP) Expert Panel was convened under guidance of the Chesapeake Bay Program’s (CBP) Water Quality Goal Implementation Team to...

Developing Science-Based Estimates of Best Management Practice Effectiveness for the Phase 6 Chesapeake Bay Watershed Model

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 20, 2017

The Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) is a regional partnership that leads and directs Chesapeake Bay restoration and protection. The CBP uses a suite of modeling...

Field Technology & Water Quality Outreach

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 20, 2017

In 2015, Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) partnered with local and state agencies to help identify potential sources of fecal coliform...

Effectiveness of Livestock Exclusion in a Pasture of Central North Carolina

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 23, 2017

Jordan Lake (Reservoir), located in central North Carolina, is a 5,650-ha impoundment with a 436,860-ha watershed of which 18% was urban, 20% agricultural,...

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...

Water Quality Regulations and Animal Agriculture Curriculum Materials

Animal Manure Management Updated: June 01, 2016

As livestock and poultry production has intensified it is no surprise that regulations have become a more prominent part of the business. This module...

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....

Urban Forests Improve Water Quality

Waterways and lakes in and near urban areas can be polluted by soil erosion and water runoff that may contain fertilizers and pesticides from landscapes,...

Phosphorus Indices: What is the water quality goal?

Animal Manure Management Updated: August 18, 2015

Phosphorus indices provide relative loss ratings that then have a corresponding management response.  Because most state Phosphorus Indices are qualitative...

Estimation of phosphorus loss from agricultural land in the Southern region of the USA using the APEX, TBET, and APLE models

Animal Manure Management Updated: August 13, 2015

The purpose of our work was to determine, within the southern region (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, and TX), the feasibility of using different...

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...

Evaluation of Feed Storage Runoff Water Quality and Recommendations on Collection System Design

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2015

Silage storage is required for many livestock and poultry facilities to maintain their animals throughout the year.  While feed storage is an asset which...

Factors Affecting Household Use of Organic Fertilizer

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2015

New uses of manure can be win-win opportunities for livestock and poultry farmers, new users, and the environment. While there is increasing interest by crop...

Discharge Quality Water from Dairy Manure: A Summary of the McLanahan Nutrient Separation System

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 20, 2015

Dairy manure has historically been land applied consistent with the agronomic requirements of growing crops.  Due to consolidation of the dairy industry over...

Using Solar Power to Provide Animals with Water while Protecting Water Quality

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 19, 2015

The purpose of this paper and presentation is to show how we have been using solar powered watering stations to provide a clean water supply to livestock...

Using Whole Farm Walkovers to Prioritize Soil and Water Management with Farmers and Evaluate Watershed Resource Condition

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 17, 2015

Each farm uniquely contributes toward collective water quality passing through and leaving their neighborhood.  University of Wisconsin - Discovery Farms...

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...

Minnesota Watershed Nitrogen Reduction Planning Tool

Animal Manure Management Updated: January 05, 2015

Using the nitrogen reduction planning model involves three steps.  The first step is to select a watershed, enter hypothetical adoption rates for each BMP,...

Swine Manure & Aqua-ammonia Nitrogen Application Timing on Subsurface Drainage Water

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 26, 2014

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....In Iowa and many other Midwestern states, excess water is removed artificially through subsurface drainage...

Spreading Manure In Winter. What Are the Risks?

Animal Manure Management Updated: January 09, 2014

This archive was recorded from a live presentation at the 2011 North American Manure Expo. Kevan Klingberg, University of Wisconsin Discovery Farms discusses...

The Discovery Farms Model: The Impact of Helping Farmers Take Control of Water Quality Management

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 18, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Many states conduct water quality monitoring projects and within the past decade, sub-watershed and whole farm...

Farm-System Modeling to Evaluate Environmental Losses, Profitability, and Best Management Practice Cost-Effectiveness

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 18, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....To meet Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load requirements for agricultural pollution, conservation districts and...

The Role of Computer Models in Environmental Phosphorus Management

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 18, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Computer models are excellent ways to integrate years of scientific research into decision tools that producers and...

Water Quality Initiatives for Small Iowa Beef and Dairy Feedlot Operations (Small Feedlot Project)

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 13, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Traditionally, small feedlots and dairies have not been engaged in environmental regulations and awareness in Iowa...

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