Agricultural Engineering/Agronomy, Central Iowa, and BioCentury Research Farms

Developing and Implementing a Composting/Vegetative Filter Strip Demonstration Site at the ISU Dairy Teaching Farm

Authors: David F. Webber (Iowa State University) , Steven K. Mickelson (Iowa State University) , Thomas L. Richard (Iowa State University) , Heekwon Ahn (Iowa State University)

  • Developing and Implementing a Composting/Vegetative Filter Strip Demonstration Site at the ISU Dairy Teaching Farm

    Agricultural Engineering/Agronomy, Central Iowa, and BioCentury Research Farms

    Developing and Implementing a Composting/Vegetative Filter Strip Demonstration Site at the ISU Dairy Teaching Farm

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Abstract

Composting is often the preferred technology for solid manure management. Composting reduces odor, stabilizes nutrients, and generates an easily stored product. While the benefits of composting are well documented, little is known about the water quality impacts at composting sites. This project established a demonstration site at the ISU Dairy Farm, Ames, Iowa, to explore these impacts.

Keywords: Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

How to Cite:

Webber, D. F. & Mickelson, S. K. & Richard, T. L. & Ahn, H., (2004) “Developing and Implementing a Composting/Vegetative Filter Strip Demonstration Site at the ISU Dairy Teaching Farm”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2003(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2004
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