Content tagged "manure"

Manure and Cover Crops

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 30, 2017

In the Manure and Cover Crops roundtable, our goal was to discover whether manure and cover crops have complementary benefits related to soil quality. We...

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...

Utilization of Woody Biomass and Manure as Agricultural Soil Amendments in Nebraska

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 21, 2017

While Eastern Redcedar are native to Nebraska and much of the Central U.S., the ability of these trees to thrive in many soils and under a broad range of...

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...

Manure and Soil Health Testing

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 09, 2017

In the Manure and Soil Health Testing roundtable, our goal was to discover what current soil health tests help to quantify manure impacts on soil...

Manure and Soil Erosion, Runoff, and Losses

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 06, 2017

In the Manure and Soil Erosion, Runoff, and Losses roundtable, our goal was to discover the influence of manure on soil and runoff. We discussed if certain...

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....

Confined Spaces: Emergencies and Rescue

Ag Safety and Health Updated: October 26, 2016

Confined space: Emergencies and rescue. (2012) Farm and Ranch eXtension in Safety and Health (FReSH) Community of Practice. Retrieved from...

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...

Combustion of Poultry Litter: A Comparison of Using Litter for On-Farm Space Heating Versus Generation of Electricity

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....This presentation will compare using litter as a replacement for LP gas for on-farm space heating with using litter...

BFNMP$: A Tool for Estimating Feedlot Manure Economics

Animal Manure Management Updated: October 09, 2015

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....The Beef Feed Nutrient Management Planning Economics (BFNMP$) computer program can assist producers in...

Gypsum Bedding – Risks and Recommendations for Manure Handling

Animal Manure Management Updated: October 07, 2015

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Note: This topic was included in a poster at the 2015 Waste to Worth conference and was part of a pre-conference...

Measuring Nitrous Oxide and Methane Emissions from Feedyard Pen Surfaces; Experience with the NFT-NSS Chamber Technique

Animal Manure Management Updated: August 03, 2015

Accurate estimation of greenhouse gas emissions, including nitrous oxide and methane, from open beef cattle feedlots is an increasing concern given the...

Technologies for Anaerobic Digestion of Flushed Swine Manure

Animal Manure Management Updated: July 22, 2015

Hog farmers face a unique challenge to implement digestion -- namely the low volumetric methane yield of wet swine manure.  The most common digester used on...

How much of the nitrogen contained in dairy ration components is partitioned into milk, manure, crops and environmental N loss?

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 18, 2015

Of the total nitrogen (N) consumed by dairy cows on confinement farms (cows fed in barns), a general range of 20% to 35% is secreted in milk and the...

Overwinter transformation and fate of fall-applied manure nitrogen

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2015

There is growing evidence that soil nutrient cycling is sustained during the non-growing season in the northern regions of Canada. However, the extent of the...

Manure Separation: Bedding and Nutrient Recovery

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2015

We wished to evaluate a two staged manure separation system for bedding and solids removal. Manure separation can accomplish several purposes on a dairy...

Electrolysis of Swine Manure Effluents Using Three Different Electrodes FE-FE, AL-AL, and FE-AL

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2015

The main objective of this research was to investigate the electrochemical oxidation of swine manure effluent obtained from a primary lagoon for reducing...

The Effect of Broiler Litter, Swine Effluent, and Municipal Biosolids Land Application on Small Plot Pathogen, Antibiotic Resistance, and Nutrient Levels

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 04, 2015

Land applying agricultural and municipal wastes carries an inherent risk associated with nutrient and pathogen runoff and contamination, but with that risk...

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...

Wisconsin Professional Manure Applicator Education

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 25, 2015

Based on 2013 statistics, Wisconsin has a dairy herd of 1.2 million cows that produce 12,000,000,000 gallons of manure and waste water. Custom manure haulers...

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...

Nitrous Oxide Emissions in Snow-covered Agricultural Soils – manure-induced fluxes

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 18, 2015

It is now accepted that soil nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions occur under freezing conditions (Sommerfeld et al., 1993; Pelster et al., 2012), and that...

Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Dairy and Bioenergy Systems

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 18, 2015

Animal agriculture presents multiple challenges for sustainability and the dairy sector alone contributes 30% of agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions....

Analyses of Microbial Populations and Antibiotic Resistance Present in Stored Swine Manure from Underground Storage Pits

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 16, 2015

Antimicrobial compounds have been commonly used as feed additives for domestic animals to reduce infection and promote growth. Recent concerns have suggested...

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