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Storing Manure on Small Farms : Good Management Practices

Animal Manure Management Updated: August 19, 2013

This page discusses the management of the most common manure storage structures for small farms and focuses on solid manure. The goal of your management...

Management of Land-Applied Manure Phosphorus

Animal Manure Management Updated: July 22, 2013

Land applied manure is an excellent source of phosphorus (P) for meeting crop growth needs but needs to be managed to minimize P delivery to surface waters....

Phosphorus Best Management Practices Fact Sheets

Animal Manure Management Updated: July 22, 2013

SERA-17(Organization to Minimize Phosphorus Losses from Agriculture) is an organization of national and international research scientists, policy makers,...

Manure and Compost Utilization on Fruit and Vegetable Crops

Animal Manure Management Updated: July 22, 2013

Livestock manure can be a valuable source of nutrients, but it also can be a source of human pathogens if not managed correctly. Organic certification...

Best Management Practices (BMPs) to Prevent Manure Pathogen Movement to Water Resources

Animal Manure Management Updated: July 22, 2013

Management practices targeting pathogens focus on establishing multiple barriers between the pathogen source and water, with each barrier designed to lessen...

Calibration of Manure Application Equipment

Animal Manure Management Updated: June 27, 2013

In order to beneficially apply nutrients contained in animal manure to crops and to protect the environment, it is necessary to calibrate land application...

Methane Emissions from Dairy Cattle

Dairy Animal Manure Management Updated: June 10, 2013

Reprinted, with permission, from the proceedings of: Mitigating Air Emissions From Animal Feeding Operations Conference.Species: Dairy Use Area: Animal...

National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool (NAQSAT)

Animal Manure Management Updated: June 06, 2013

The National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool (NAQSAT) was developed for livestock and poultry producers to assist in determining the areas on their...

Manure Testing

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 04, 2013

Manure is an excellent source of many essential plant nutrients that with proper management can meet all or a significant amount of the nutrient needs of...

Pennsylvania's Odor Siting Index

Dairy Animal Manure Management Updated: September 22, 2011

Reprinted, with permission, from the proceedings of: Mitigating Air Emissions From Animal Feeding Operations Conference.Species: Swine, Beef, Poultry, ...

Water Requirements for Dust Control on Feedlots

Dairy Animal Manure Management Updated: September 22, 2011

Reprinted, with permission, from the proceedings of: Mitigating Air Emissions From Animal Feeding Operations Conference.Species: Beef, Dairy Use Area: ...

Reducing H2S, NH3, PM, & Odor Emissions from Deep-pit Pig Finishing Facilities by Managing Pit Ventilation

Dairy Animal Manure Management Updated: September 22, 2011

Reprinted, with permission, from the proceedings of: Mitigating Air Emissions From Animal Feeding Operations Conference.Species: Swine (maybe Dairy and ...

Effects of Waste Management Techniques to Reduce Dairy Emissions from Freestall Housing

Dairy Animal Manure Management Updated: September 22, 2011

Reprinted, with permission, from the proceedings of: Mitigating Air Emissions From Animal Feeding Operations Conference.Species: Dairy Use Area: Animal...

Effect on Residue Cover and Crop Yield of Manure Incorporation Equipment

Dairy Animal Manure Management Updated: September 22, 2011

Reprinted, with permission, from the proceedings of: Mitigating Air Emissions From Animal Feeding Operations Conference.Species: Swine, Dairy, Beef Use...

A Review of Manure Injection to Control Odor and Ammonia Emissions During the Land Application of Manure Slurries

Dairy Animal Manure Management Updated: September 22, 2011

Reprinted, with permission, from the proceedings of: Mitigating Air Emissions From Animal Feeding Operations Conference.Species: Swine, Dairy, Beef Use...

Manure Ammonia Emission Reductions Achieved by Feeding DDGS to Laying Hens Housed in a Production Environment

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 22, 2011

Reprinted, with permission, from the proceedings of: Mitigating Air Emissions From Animal Feeding Operations Conference.Species: Poultry (Layers) Use Area:...

Litter Management Strategies in Relation to Ammonia Emissions from Floor-Raised Birds

Animal Manure Management Updated: September 22, 2011

Reprinted, with permission, from the proceedings of: Mitigating Air Emissions From Animal Feeding Operations Conference.Species: Poultry (Broiler and...

Management of Dairy Operations to Prevent Excessive Ammonia Emissions

Dairy Animal Manure Management Updated: September 22, 2011

Reprinted, with permission, from the proceedings of: Mitigating Air Emissions From Animal Feeding Operations Conference.Species: Dairy Use Area: Animal...

Characterizing Ammonia Emissions from Swine Farms in Eastern North Carolina – Part I. Conventional Lagoon and Spray Technology for Waste Treatment

Dairy Animal Manure Management Updated: September 22, 2011

Reprinted, with permission, from the proceedings of: Mitigating Air Emissions From Animal Feeding Operations Conference.Species: Swine Use Area: Manure...

Managing Animal Production Areas for Mitigating Air Emissions

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 14, 2011

Reprinted, with permission, from the proceedings of: Mitigating Air Emissions From Animal Feeding Operations Conference.

Am I doing all I can to protect the drinking water on my small farm?

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 14, 2011

Loamy and sandy soils and shallow groundwater indicate areas that are easily polluted. Both water wells and wellheads should be installed according to state...

Am I managing my manure nutrients on my small farm?

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 14, 2011

Manure contains valuable nutrients that plants need. If the nutrients are not used however, they become a pollutant. A ton of chicken manure can contain up...

Do I need to control the barnyard or lot runoff on my small farm?

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 14, 2011

Runoff needs to be either controlled or managed, depending upon risk, even for small farms. If manure runoff reaches a ditch or stream, it pollutes the...

What would happen if I kept my lots cleaner on my small farm?

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 14, 2011

Allowing manure to build up in barnyards and open lots when it is wet makes it harder for animals to move and feed. They use more energy to walk, and...

Could I divert water around my lots on my small farm?

Animal Manure Management Updated: February 14, 2011

Runoff that comes into contact with a barnyard surface or an open lot is considered “dirty” or contaminated. Once clean runoff touches manure, all of the...

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