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Environment - Air - Land Quality or Crop Impacts
Swine Manure and Lagoon Effluent Applied to a Temperate Forage Mixture: I. Persistence, Yield, Quality, and Elemental Removal
Swine (Sus scrofa domesticus) waste can be a nutrient source for crops when applied as a manure slurry or lagoon effluent. Limited land area for disposal may result in high application rates. Yet...
Swine lagoon effluent applied to ‘Coastal’ Bermudagrass: II. Effects on soil
Effluent from animal waste lagoons can degrade water quality if allowed to discharge into surface waters. To determine the feasibility of using swine lagoon effluent as a source of water and...
Environment - Air - Air Emissions and Odors
Aeration with ORP [oxidation-reduction potentials] control to suppress odors emitted from liquid swine manure systems
An oxidation ditch, a method of extended aeration, was adapted to hog confinement systems to stabilize the manure in the pits beneath the animals (Day et al. 1969). The oxidation ditch adds enough...
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