Content tagged "poultry litter"

Variation in state-based manure nitrogen availability approaches

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 18, 2015

The phosphorus (P) index is the primary strategy used in nutrient management planning to identify field management strategies and/or manure application...

The Importance of Nitrogen Stabilization

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2015

This session will highlight the importance of nitrification inhibitors and how they help delay the conversion of the ammonium form of nitrogen into the...

Development of a New Manure Amendment for Reducing Ammonia Volatilization and Phosphorus Runoff from Poultry Litter

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 15, 2015

Adding alum to animal manures greatly reduces ammonia (NH3) emissions and phosphorus (P) runoff.  Improvements in poultry production, lower energy costs and...

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....

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...

Money to Burn: How to Capitalize on BioCNG at Your Wastewater Plant

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 01, 2015

Across the globe, units of government are struggling with the balance of deriving clean energy with economics and environmental protection. This struggle has...

Poultry Digestion - Emerging Farm-Based Opportunity

Animal Manure Management Updated: April 29, 2015

While EPA AGSTAR has long supported the adoption of anaerobic digestion on dairies and swine farms, they have not historically focused on the use of...

Converting Manure, Food Wastes and Agricultural Production Wastes into Bio-Secure Fertilizer, feed, and/or beeding

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 24, 2015

To find a way to completely eliminate bio-hazards in manure, food wastes, municipal sludge, and agricultural production wastes.We adapted existing dry...

Development of Pilot Modules for Recovering Gaseous Ammonia from Poultry Manure

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 18, 2015

There is major interest from producers and the public in implementing best control technologies that would abate ammonia (NH3) emissions from confined...

Introduction to Thermal Technologies for Generating Energy from Manure

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 18, 2015

There are two general methods for producing energy from manure: the use of heat and the use of bacteria. This page is focused on the use of heat --...

Practical Use and Application of the Poultry Carbon Footprint Calculation Tool

The poultry industry is a major part of the agricultural industry in the United States, and an awareness of the carbon footprint of the industry is important...

Pathways for Effective Manure Nutriment Management Information Sharing and Education Between Agriculture Professionals: A South Dakota Pilot Test

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 18, 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...

Effects of Treated Poultry Litter on Potential Greenhouse Gas Emission and Field Application

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 18, 2015

The poultry industry is one of the largest and fastest growing agro-based industries in the world. Poultry has continue to increasingly produce large volumes...

Nutrient Recovery Technologies—A Primer on Available and Emerging Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Salt Recovery Approaches, their Performance and Cost

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 17, 2015

This presentation highlights existing and emerging recovery technologies that can be combined with energy recovery from dairy manure. A variety of...

Thermal-Chemical Conversion of Animal Manures - Another Tool for the Toolbox

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 17, 2015

Livestock operations continue to expand and concentrate in certain parts of the country. This has created regional “hot spot” areas in which excess...

Legacy Phosphorus in Calcareous Soils: Effects of Long-Term Poultry Litter Application on Phosphorus Distribution in Texas Blackland Vertisol

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 16, 2015

Livestock manures, including poultry litter, are often applied to soil as crop fertilizer or as a disposal mechanism near livestock housing. Manures can...

Factors Affecting Nitrous Oxide Emissions Following Subsurface Manure Application

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 16, 2015

Subsurface manure application is theoretically susceptible to greater denitrification losses and nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions compared to surface...

Identify and Synthesize Methods to Refine Phosphorus Indices from Three Regional Indexing Efforts

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 16, 2015

This project was started to work with regional CIG projects to calibrate and harmonize Phosphorus Indices across the U.S., demonstrate their accuracy in...

The North American Partnership for Phosphorus Sustainability: Creating a Circular P Economy as Part of a Sustainable Food System

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 16, 2015

To promote and foster the implementation of sustainable P solutions in both the private and public sectorsRecently, a team of Phosphorus researchers...

Removing Phosphorus from Drainage Water: The Phosphorus Removal Structure

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 16, 2015

To illustrate a case study design and construction of a phosphorus removal structure on a poultry farm, and to present the basics of how to properly design a...

Ethnobotanical Control of Odor in Urban Poultry Production: A Review

Urban agriculture has been growing as the movement of population to the urban centers is increasing. According to FAO (2008), by 2030 majority of the...

Anaerobic Digestion Projects: Environmental Credits 101

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 16, 2015

Several renewable natural gas (RNG) projects are either recently completed or on the books as potential new projects. With such a new business model,...

Renewable Natural Gas - Economics

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 16, 2015

Anaerobic digestion (AD) system installations are costly and projects vary significantly depending on local circumstance. One possible business model...

Effects of Subsurface Litter Application Technology on Odor

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 13, 2015

Manure handling and application to agricultural land from animal facilities creates odor nuisances where population sprawl encroaches into once rural areas....

Novel Livestock Housing

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 09, 2015

This webinar provides examples and perspectives from the swine, dairy and layer industry on how and why producers have implemented changes to their housing...

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