Content tagged "environmental planning"

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...

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...

Environmental Sustainability of Beef

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2017

In recent years, there has been negative publicity in the media related to the sustainability of beef. In response, there has been a demand from within and...

Nitrogen and Phosphorus Cycling Efficiency in US Food Supply Chains – A National Mass-Balance Approach

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2017

Assessing and improving the sustainability of livestock production systems is essential to secure future food production. Crop-livestock production systems...

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...

USDA-NRCS and the National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool (NAQSAT) for Livestock and Poultry Operations

The National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool (NAQSAT) was developed as a first-of-its-kind tool to help producers and their advisors assess the impact of...

Nutrient Cycling in Horse Pastures

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 05, 2017

This presentation will review the existing multi-species literature on nutrient cycling and how it is affected by the horse’s diet and rotational...

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...

Comprehensive Physiochemical Characterization of Poultry Litter: A First Step Towards Manure Management Plans in Argentina

Animal Manure Management Updated: April 14, 2017

For the last decade, Argentinian CAFO’s have been increasing in number and size. Poultry farming showed remarkable growth and brought to light the absence of...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Manure Treatment and Natural Inactivation of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus in Soils

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 21, 2017

The porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv) outbreak in North America has substantially impacted swine production, causing nearly 100% mortality in infected...

Closing Abandoned Livestock Lagoons Effectively to Utilize Nutrients and Avoid Environmental Problems

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 21, 2017

In Nebraska alone, nearly 400 earthen manure storage structures are in operation; approximately four dozen requests to cease operation of permitted lagoons...

Manure and Soil Health (MaSH) Project

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 06, 2017

During this webinar, speakers introduce new MaSH programs and will present ideas on how research and educational programs can be shared across state borders....

Smartphone Apps for Manure Management

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 17, 2016

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....The home screen of the Manure Calculator app.Technology is driving many exciting possibilities in agriculture. The...

Market Based Conservation Webcast

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 26, 2016

Market based conservation holds that on-farm conservation practices have value to society and therefore farmers may be able to generate income by...

Air Emission and Energy Usage Impacts of No Pit Fans in a Wean to Finish Deep Pit Pig Facility

Animal Manure Management Updated: October 27, 2015

The objectives of this research project are to monitor the indoor air quality of a deep-pit; wean-to-finish pig building over one pig-growth cycle (six...

Environmental Planning on Livestock and Poultry Operations

Animal Manure Management Updated: October 26, 2015

Planning for environmental considerations on livestock and poultry operations is critical for the long term sustainability of the operation. Numerous tools,...

Agriculture Environmental Management Systems

Animal Manure Management Updated: October 23, 2015

Environmental Management Systems (EMS) are a method of improving environmental and economic performance of a firm. They are widely accepted across many...

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...

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