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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Waste Management Research
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Our mission is to gain knowledge to improve soil/plant nutrient management with emphasis on soil carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus, and to develop systems to optimally integrate animal manure into sustainable agricultural practices while safeguarding environmental integrity.

Subsurvace manure applicator

Our overall goals are to:

  • Develop Best Management Practices for managing animal manures.

  • Develop new application technologies.

  • Determine the long-term impacts of animal manures and other organic waste on soil and the environment.

Rainfall simulator


Last Modified: 8/3/2009