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

Environmental Impact and Biosecurity of Composting for Emergency Disposal of Livestock Mortalities — Year 2 Project Update

Authors: Thomas D. Glanville (Iowa State University) , Jay D. Harmon (Iowa State University) , Thomas L. Richard (Iowa State University) , Donald L. Reynolds (Iowa State University) , Heekwon Ahn (Iowa State University)

  • Environmental Impact and Biosecurity of  Composting for Emergency Disposal of Livestock Mortalities — Year 2 Project Update

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

    Environmental Impact and Biosecurity of Composting for Emergency Disposal of Livestock Mortalities — Year 2 Project Update

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Abstract

Following the foot-and-mouth disease epidemic in Great Britain in 2001, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources asked researchers at Iowa State University to evaluate the potential effectiveness (rate and extent of decay), environmental impacts (air, soil, and water quality), and biosecurity (containment and inactivation of viral pathogens) of using on-farm composting for emergency disposal of beef or dairy cattle carcasses in the event of a disease outbreak in the State of Iowa.

Keywords: Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering

How to Cite:

Glanville, T. D. & Harmon, J. D. & Richard, T. L. & Reynolds, D. L. & Ahn, H., (2004) “Environmental Impact and Biosecurity of Composting for Emergency Disposal of Livestock Mortalities — Year 2 Project Update”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2003(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2004
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