Manure Management

Spotlights

Animal Waste Management

USDA. NAL. Water Quality Information Center.

Searches the WQIC database of "Online Publications Covering Water and Agriculture" for animal waste, manure management, and related concepts.


Manure Management

USDA. NAL. Water Quality Information Center.

Offers dynamic searches of the NAL catalog (AGRICOLA) article and book citations on manure management, storage facilities, treatment lagoons, wastewater treatment, and related concepts.


Animal Waste Management

USDA. NRCS.

Offers software, handbooks, rules, and training and other conservation planning information.


Managing Manure to Improve Air and Water Quality

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Assesses the economic and environmental tradeoffs between water quality policies and air quality policies that could require the animal sector to take potentially costly measures to abate pollution, based on economic analyses.


Animal waste, water quality and human health

World Health Organization.

"Domestic animals contaminate recreational waters and drinking-water sources with excreta and pathogens; but this threat to public health is inadequately understood and is insufficiently addressed in regulations..."


Dairy cattle Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center

eXtension Foundation.

Partnership of agencies and organizations involved in manure management issues. Provides Webcasts, newsletters, and other information resources.


Dairy Farm Manure Management

USDA. NAL. Water Quality Information Center.

Read publications and/or abstracts on the topic; also see citations of older documents.


Hog feeding operation. Animal Feeding Operations

National Agricultural Law Center.

Find AFO-related research material including major statutes, regulations, case law, government publications, and other information.


Manure Storage

USDA. NAL. Water Quality Information Center.

Read publications and/or abstracts on the topic; also see citations of older documents.


Lagoon waste management system for a hog farm Readings on Manure Management

USDA. NAL. Water Quality Information Center.

A bibliography of 142 citations from the NAL catalog (AGRICOLA) covering 2000-2001. Prepared for "Animal Residuals 2002: Agricultural Animal Manure Management, Policy and Technology" (May 6-8, 2002).


Swine Manure Management

USDA. NAL. Water Quality Information Center.

Read publications and/or abstracts on the topic; also see citations of older documents.


Cow manure Beef Manure Management

USDA. NAL. Water Quality Information Center.

A bibliography of 89 citations from the NAL catalog (AGRICOLA) covering 1970-1998.


Monitoring Water Quality for Agricultural Wastes and Agrichemicals

USDA. NAL. Water Quality Information Center.

A bibliography of 104 citations from the NAL catalog (AGRICOLA) covering 1993-1995. An earlier version covers 1991-1993.


Hands holding turkey manure compost Compost Nutrients

USDA. NAL. Water Quality Information Center.

A bibliography of 75 citations from the NAL catalog (AGRICOLA) covering 1992-1995.


Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning (CNMP)

USDA. Wisconsin NRCS.

The development of a comprehensive nutrient management planning (CNMP) begins with a comprehensive engineering and conservation planning resource assessment of current site conditions. Management options and structural alternatives are developed to address resource concerns identified during the assessment.


Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning, Environmental Impacts

EPA. Ag 101.

A summary of issues addressed by a comprehensive nutrient management plan (CRMP) as initially defined by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's guidance.


Crop Nutrient Tool

USDA. NCRS. National Plant Data Center.

"A tool for calculating the approximate amount of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium that is removed by the harvest of agricultural crops."


Animal Feeding Operations

EPA. National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System.

"NPDES program regulates the discharge of pollutants from point sources to waters of the United States. Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) are point sources, as defined by the CWA [Section 502(14)]."


Cattle feeding operation Confined Animal Production and Manure Nutrients

USDA. Economic Research Service.

"Census of agriculture data were used to estimate manure nutrient production and the capacity of cropland and pastureland to assimilate nutrients." Discusses relationships between manure nutrients produced and land available for application at the county level.


Trends in the Potential for Nutrient Loading from Confined Livestock Operations

USDA. Natural Resource Conservation Service.

"Using farm-level census, presents county estimates of pounds of manure nitrogen and phosphorus potentially generated from confined livestock, and compares these estimates to the potential for nitrogen and phosphorus uptake/removal by crops and application on pastureland."


Manure Nutrients Relative to the Capacity of Cropland and Pastureland to Assimilate Nutrients: Spatial and Temporal Trends for the United States

USDA. Natural Resource Conservation Service.

"Presents the temporal and spatial changes in the number, size, and kind of livestock operations, and the changes in animal units, quantity of manure nutrients produced, land available for manure application, and excess manure nutrients at both the farm level and the county level."


Managing Manure: New Clean Water Act Regulations Create Imperative for Livestock Producers

USDA. Economic Research Service.

Poses the question, "Will the additional costs of managing manure significantly alter the current concentrated and integrated structure of livestock and poultry production?"


Economic Research Service logo Manure Management for Water Quality: Costs to Animal Feeding Operations of Applying Manure Nutrients to Land

USDA. Economic Research Service.

"Farm-level analysis examines on-farm technical choice and producer costs."


Recommended Methods of Manure Analysis (PDF | 1.27 MB)

University of Wisconsin-Extension.

"A reference document for sampling and testing livestock manure, developed by a multi-regional committee."