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Sustainable manure management

Leytem, A.B. and Dungan, R.S. and Kleinman, P.J. (2014) Sustainable manure management. In: Sustainable Animal Agriculture. pp. 83-112. CABI, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.

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The sustainability of modern manure management is far from certain, with many demonstrating significant limitations from the stand point of efficient use of manure resources and protection of environmental quality and human health. As demonstrated through this review, for manure management to be sustainable, a broad array of issues must be considered and addressed, all in the context of highly competitive modern livestock production systems that largely seek to minimize costs to the consumer. In the past decade there have been major innovations in the areas of land application, manure treatment and processing and in the science of understanding the impact of manure management. As a result, major opportunities exist to improve the components of manure management. To be sustainable, these optimized components must work within the constraints of the broader livestock production system.

Item Type: Book Section
NWISRL Publication Number: 1545
Subjects: Manure > Application guidelines
Manure > Chemistry
Manure > Percolation > Nutrient losses
Soil > Soil quality
Depositing User: Dan Stieneke
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2015 15:11
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2016 14:58
Item ID: 1589