Content tagged "runoff"

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),...

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...

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...

Is soil erosion a serious problem in urban areas?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Plants such as trees and grasses help hold the soil in place. Soil erosion is a serious problem in urban areas due to the loss of vegetation from...

Do trees and other vegetation help reduce urban-water runoff?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Trees and other vegetation in urban areas considerably reduce urban-water runoff.  As rain falls upon vegetation, it clings to the rough surfaces of leaves,...

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,...

Initial Evaluation of Vegetated Treatment Areas for Treating Runoff from Small Swine Operations in Central Texas

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2015

A vegetative treatment area (VTA), as defined by USDA-NRCS, is a “vegetative area composed of perennial grass or forages used for the treatment of runoff...

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...

Surface runoff transport of Escherichia coli after poultry litter application on pastureland

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 07, 2015

Escherichia coli transported in surface runoff from dissolution of applied poultry litter is a major variable in assessing fecal contamination of streams....

Analysis of total Carbon, Nitrogen, and Phosphorus Contents in Soil Cores Over 10+ Years from Horicon Marsh in Dodge County, Wisconsin

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 13, 2015

The purpose of this project was to evaluate changes in carbon (C), nitrogen (N), and phosphorus (P) in samples from identical locations taken ten years apart...

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...

Phosphorus Indices: Taking Stock of Where We Are and Where We Need to Be

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 13, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....The inconsistency among P Indices in terms of level of detail and scientific underpinnings among states, as well as...

The Arkansas Discovery Farm Program: Connecting Science to the Farm

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 13, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Agriculture in Arkansas is under increasing pressure to manage nutrients and sediment in an environmentally...

Effect of Manure Handling and Incorporation on Steroid Movement In Agricultural Fields Fertilized With Beef Cattle Manure

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 13, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Manure generated from concentrated animal feeding operations may serve as a source of steroids in surface water and...

Using Soil Moisture to Predict the Risk of Runoff on Non-Frozen Ground

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 13, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....Identifying time periods when land application of manure is likely to contribute to surface runoff contamination is...

Will Spreading Bans Reduce Manure Runoff Events?

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 13, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....The Wisconsin Discovery Farms Program was one of the first on-farm evaluation projects to identify the risk of...

What Practices are Reducing Environmental and Economic Risks on Wisconsin Farms?

Animal Manure Management Updated: November 06, 2013

Waste to Worth home | More proceedings....This workshop will focus on how dairy farmers in Wisconsin evaluate the risk of nutrient and sediment loss on their...

What's the P Index?

Beef Cattle Dairy Horses Animal Manure Management Updated: February 05, 2013

The P Index is the Phosphorus Index, a risk assessment tool to quantify the potential for phosphorus runoff from a field. The P Index helps to target...

What should I do if I spill fertilizer on my lawn?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: October 14, 2011

If you have over-applied or spilled fertilizer on your lawn, you must physically remove as much as you can. This can be accomplished by hand or by using a...

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