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Accumulation of Nutrients under a Swine Finisher Hoop Structure and Composting Pad

Authors: Mark Garrison (Iowa State University) , Thomas L. Richard (Iowa State University)

  • Accumulation of Nutrients under a Swine Finisher Hoop Structure and Composting Pad

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    Accumulation of Nutrients under a Swine Finisher Hoop Structure and Composting Pad

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Abstract

Increasing concern about the impacts of livestock liquid waste handling, treatment, and disposal systems on water quality has caused livestock producers to look for more environmentally benign systems. Hoop structures in conjunction with composting offer a solid manure management option, which can minimize the possible impacts to water quality. Finisher pigs are raised within a deep layer of bedding, which allows for in-situ decomposition of the manure. Manure and bedding from the hoops then can be directly land applied or further composted and used in crop production.

Keywords: Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

How to Cite:

Garrison, M. & Richard, T. L., (2001) “Accumulation of Nutrients under a Swine Finisher Hoop Structure and Composting Pad”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2000(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2001
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