Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center Newsletter

Animal Manure Management May 21, 2014|Print
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May, 2014

The May issue introduces a webcast on the "Waters of the U.S. Rule" proposed by the EPA. We also provide more information on the 2015 Waste to Worth conference and a return of self-study CCA credits for archived webcasts. The national climate assessment and grassland/rangeland items filled the "hot topics" and "national resources" sections. Check it out for more articles on pathogens, nitrate filtering in the Mississippi River, and a review of ag law. Also be sure to take a look at the calendar of events. More...

April, 2014

The April news highlights a webcast on bioaerosols and the LPELC's annual survey. It continues with information on nutrient software from the University of Missouri and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. We also report on some research on antibiotics in manure, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDv), and a debate about EPA's methane emission estimates from livestock.  As usual, there is also some great "manure in the news" items and events. More...

March, 2014

March's newsletter brings many great new resources your way, including a webcast on side-dressing manure on corn with a side of drainage control structures (More....). The climate team continues to offer their outstanding online course on climate change and animal ag. There are several organic production resources, including guidance on developing a nutrient management plan for organic farms. You will also find a grazing app, crop life cycle assessment research, and many great events and announcements. More...

February, 2014

The February issue presents a webcast on gasification of manure, a new page on questions to ask before pursuing manure-to-energy technologies, biosecure manure management, and an online course on climate change and animal ag. The 'national resources' section includes an announcement on the locations of USDA's climate hubs, and a study comparing the environmental footprint of poultry production over the past 50 years. Hot topics include a beginning farmer success story, biochar scrubber for mercury, soil health, and a swine phosphorus survey. The events section grew this month and is a must-see. More...

January, 2014

The January issue looks at the webcast on nutrient recovery from manure treatment systems and future webcasts on gasification and more! It is the time of year to remember winter manure spreading bans are in place in many states. There are two archived webcasts on the risks and advisory tools and a proceedings paper on spreading bans. There are also a wide variety of curriculum materials on air quality, climate change, and a series aimed at high school teachers (includes greenhouse gases, manure 101, nutrients and more). Additional topics include proposed FDA rules, antibiotics, manure apps, energy efficiency, pit foaming, and much more!

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