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. Economic Issues in Animal Waste Management. Sources of Manure: Swine. Managing Nutrients in Manure: General Principles and Applications to Dairy Manure in New York. Best Management Practices for Poultry Manure Utilization That Enhance Agricultural Productivity and Reduce Pollution. Cattle Feedout Manure and Wastewater Management Practices. Use of Manure on Grazing Lands. Impacts of Animal Manure Management on Ground and Surface Water Quality. Processing Manure: Physical, Chemical, and Biological Treatment. A Systems Engineering Approach for Utilizing Animal Manure. Index.
Hatfield, J. L.; Stewart, B.A.