Content tagged "compost"

PA Finishing Swine Barn Experience: Changing from Mortality Burial to a Michigan Style Composting Barn

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 22, 2017

In the spring of 2014, the farmer with a 2020 finishing pig barn, wanted to change from burial of mortality to composting the mortality. We will document the...

Elimination of Equine Streptococci from Soiled Equine Bedding

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 05, 2017

Streptococcus equi subspecies equi (S. equi), causes the potentially fatal respiratory disease in horses known as "strangles", while the closely related...

Composting of Dairy Manure with the Addition of Zeolites to Reduce Ammonia Emissions

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 21, 2017

The purpose of this project was to demonstrate the effects of adding natural clinoptilolite zeolites to a dairy manure compost mix at the moment of...

Composted Horse Manure and Stall Bedding Pilot Project

Horses Animal Manure Management Updated: February 01, 2016

The purpose of this project was to study and promote the use of compost as an alternative horse stall bedding and encourage horse owners and managers to...

Antibiotic Losses during Thermophilic Composting

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 04, 2015

Residual antibiotics in land-applied manure and biosolids present a potential threat to public and ecological health, so it is important to determine...

Relative Mineralization Rates of Manure and Effect on Corn Grain Yield and N Uptake

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 25, 2015

Application of fresh and composted manure as a fertilizer source in corn production has long been a useful practice in many sustainable crop production...

Composting Swine Slurry to Reduce Indicators and Antibiotic Resistance Genes

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 18, 2015

Over the last twenty years there have been considerable increases in the incidence of human infections with bacteria that are resistant to commonly used...

Measuring Greenhouse Gas and Nitrogen Gaseous Losses When Comparing Bulking Agents Used to Compost Separated Hog Solids

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 13, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....This research is evaluating management options for conventional hog producing facilities in regions of Manitoba...

White Meat-Green Farm: Case Study of Brinson Farms

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Comprehensive on-farm resource utilization and renewable energy generation at the farm scale are not new concepts. ...

Benefits of Bedding Reuse for the Equine Industry

Horses Animal Manure Management Updated: November 06, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....To examine the financial, operational and health benefits of re-using composted bedding in the equine...

Mortality Composting in the Semi-Arid West

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 06, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Proper management of animal mortalities has important implications for nutrient management, water quality, animal...

Can I compost hard-boiled eggs?

Small and Backyard Flocks Updated: October 17, 2012

Eco-Cycle recommends that whole eggs not be composted, although eggshells can be composted (eggshells are high in calcium and good for the soil). There are...

Should I leave my corn stalks standing over winter (for the birds), or is it better to remove them and prepare the soil?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: May 18, 2009

Do I need to add lime to my compost?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: March 14, 2009

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