This unique book examines the beneficial aspects of animal waste as a soil resource - not simply as an agricultural by-product with minimal practical use. Topics include o types of livestock waste - swine, poultry, dairy o methods and management of waste utilization o storage, handling, processing and application of animal waste o supplying crop nutrients o economics of waste utilization o new modeling and management techniques o nonpoint source pollution, water quality, leaching, and air quality.
Table of Contents
Farmers and Manure Management: A Critical Analysis, P. Nowak, R. Shepard, and F. Madison
Economic Issues in Animal Waste Management, D.L. Foster
Sources of Manure: Swine, M.C. Brumm
Managing Nutrients in Manure: General Principles and Applications to Dairy Manure in New York, D.R. Bouldin and S.D. Klausner
Best Management Practices for Poultry Manure Utilization That Enhance Agricultural Productivity and Reduce Pollution, P.A. Moore, Jr.
Cattle Feedout Manure and Wastewater Management Practices, John M. Sweeten
Use of Manure on Grazing Lands, W.A. Phillips
Impacts of Animal Manure Management on Ground and Surface Water Quality, A. Sharpley, J.J. Meisinger, A. Breeuwsma, J.T. Sims, T.C. Daniel, and J.S. Schepers
Processing Manure: Physical, Chemical, and Biological Treatment, D.L. Day and T.L. Funk
A Systems Engineering Approach for Utilizing Animal Manure, D.L. Karlen, J.R. Russell, and A.P. Mallarino
"At the research level, this book also provides valuable data on the important subject of on-farm nutrient cycling, providing one is prepared to spend a little time reading the chapters on Managing Nutrients in Manure: General Principles and Applications to Dairy Manure in New York, and Use of Manure on Grazing Land. Each of the most important manure types is well covered in separate chapters. Although a series of workshop papers, this book contains enough background material, particularly on farmers' attitudes and on manure processing to make it a valuable text for agricultural students generally, as well as for the more specialist reader."-Phil Harris, Biological Agriculture and Horticulture, 1999