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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Use of Organic and Inorganic Amendments Derived from Waste by-Products to Alleviate Soil Nutrient Imbalance

Authors
item Aiken, Glen
item Edwards, James - USDA, ARS (DECEASED)
item Way, Thomas

Submitted to: Use of Organic and Inorganic Amendments Derived from Waste By-Products
Publication Type: Government Publication
Publication Acceptance Date: March 29, 2002
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: A workshop was held on September 16, 1999 in Bryan, TX. to present and discuss environmental issues related to waste management and disposal of animal waste from confined animal facilities. The workshop was jointly sponsored by USDA-ARS, Tascon, Inc. (Houston, TX), and Feathercrest Farms (Kurten, TX). Proceeding papers covered topics related to: 1) environmental regulations regarding confined animal facilities in Texas, 2) the role of USDA-NRCS in implementing nutrient management plans for confined animal facilities, 3) preliminary results of on-farm research conducted at Feathercrest Farms, 4) results of experiments conducted by the Horticulture Department at Auburn University that evaluated the use of pelletized waste paper as a weed control, and 5) an overview of research being conducted by two USDA-ARS laboratories (Waste Management and Forage Research Unit, Mississippi State, MS; and National Sedimentation Laboratory, Oxford, MS) on best management practices for agricultural land being fertilized with animal waste. The proceedings should be of particular interest to stakeholders interested in the development of environmentally safe practices in handling and using waste byproducts from confined animal facilities.

Technical Abstract: A workshop was held on September 16, 1999 in Bryan, TX. to present and discuss environmental issues related to waste management and disposal of animal waste from confined animal facilities. The workshop was jointly sponsored by USDA-ARS, Tascon, Inc., and Feathercrest Farms. Speakers at the workshop covered such topics as confined animal facility regulations for the State of Texas, USDA- NRCS role relative to nutrient management plans for confined animal feeding operations, preliminary results of on-farm results conducted by USDA-ARS, results of studies conducted by graduate students in the Horticulture Department at Auburn University, and the mission of two USDA-ARS research units that are addressing animal waste related issues. The proceedings should be of particular interest to stakeholders interested in the development of environmentally safe practices in handling and using waste byproducts from confined animal facilities.

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