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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Management of Manure Nutrients, Environmental Contaminants, and Energy from Cattle and Swine Production Facilities

Location: Nutrition and Environmental Management Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Particulate matter concentrations for mono-slope beef cattle facilities in the Northern Great Plains - (Proceedings)
(12-May-14)
Use of a resistance meter to monitor groundwater impacts near wastewater holding ponds multi-year summary - (Abstract Only)
Eigenberg, R.A., Woodbury, B.L. 2014. Use of a resistance meter to monitor groundwater impacts near wastewater holding ponds multi-year summary [Abstract]. Symposium on Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP), March 16-20, 2014, Boston, MA. Abstract #54.
Air quality in bedded mono-slope beef barns - (Other)
Doran, B., Kohl, K., Rieck-Hinz, A., Cortus, E., Spiehs, M.J. 2013. Air quality in bedded mono-slope beef barns. Iowa State University Extension Fact Sheet. PM 3062, November, 2013.
Results of the air emission research study - (Proceedings)
Cortus, E.L., Spiehs, M.J. 2013. Results of the air emission research study. Proceedings of the Beef Facility Conference, November 21, 2013, Sioux Falls, SD. Iowa State University AEP 1022. p. 5-9. Online available. https://store.extension.iastate.edu/Product/Beef-Facilities-Conference-Proceedings.
Water holding capacity and evaporative loss from organic bedding materials used in livestock facilities - (Proceedings)
Spiehs, M.J., Brown-Brandl, T.M., Jaderborg, J.P., DiCostanzo, A., Purswell, J.L., Davis, J.D. 2013. Water holding capacity and evaporative loss from organic bedding materials used in livestock facilities. In: Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting, July 21-24, 2013, Kansas City, MO. ASABE Paper No. 131595738.
Use of wood-based materials in beef bedded manure packs: 1. Effect on ammonia, total reduced sulfide, and greenhouse gas concentrations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spiehs, M.J., Brown-Brandl, T.M., Parker, D.B., Miller, D.N., Jaderborg, J.P., DiCostanzo, A., Berry, E.D., Wells, J.E. 2014. Use of wood-based materials in beef bedded manure packs: 1. Effect on ammonia, total reduced sulfide, and greenhouse gas concentrations. Journal of Environmental Quality. Special Section. Livestock GraceNet. 43:1187-1194. DOI: 10.2134/JEQ2013.05.0164.
Use of wood-based materials in beef bedded manure packs: 2. Effect on odorous volatile organic compounds, odor activity value, Escherichia coli, and nutrient concentrations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spiehs, M.J., Brown-Brandl, T.M., Berry, E.D., Wells, J.E., Parker, D.B., Miller, D.N., Jaderborg, J.P., DiCostanzo, A. 2014. Use of wood-based materials in beef bedded manure packs: 2. Effect on odorous volatile organic compounds, odor activity value, Escherichia coli, and nutrient concentrations. Journal of Environmental Quality. Special Section. Livestock GraceNet. 43:1195-1206. DOI: 10.2134/JEQ2013.05.0165.
Emission of volatile organic compounds as affected by feedlot location, moisture, and temperature - (Proceedings)
Woodbury, B.L., Gilley, J.E., Eigenberg, R.A., Spiehs, M.J. 2013. Emission of volatile organic compounds as affected by feedlot location, moisture, and temperature. In: Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE). Kansas City, MO, July 21-24, 2013. Paper No. 131619684. (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.13031/aim.20131619684).
Emission of volatile organic compounds after land application of cattle manure - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Woodbury, B.L., Gilley, J.E., Parker, D.B., Marx, D.B., Miller, D.N., Eigenberg, R.A. 2014. Emission of volatile organic compounds after land application of cattle manure. Journal of Environmental Quality. Special Section. Livestock GraceNet. 43:1207-1218. DOI: 10.2134/JEQ2013.05.0185.
Effects of corn processing method and dietary inclusion of corn wet distillers grains with solubles (WDGS) on nutrient metabolism and enteric gas production in finishing steers - (Abstract Only)
Jaderborg, J.P., Crawford, G.I., DiCostanzo, A., Spiehs, M.J., Hales, K.E. 2013. Effects of corn processing method and dietary inclusion of corn wet distillers grains with solubles (WDGS) on nutrient metabolism and enteric gas production in finishing steers [Abstract]. In: Proceeding of Plains Nutrition Council Spring Conference, April 18-19, 2013, San Antonio, Texas. p. 135.
Effect of pond ash on pen surface properties - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Woodbury, B.L., Eigenberg, R.A., Parker, D.B., Spiehs, M.J. 2013. Effect of pond ash on pen surface properties. Transactions of the ASABE. 56(2):769-775.
Ammonia and greenhouse gas surface concentration measurements from beef bedded manure packs - (Proceedings)
Ayadi, F.Y., Spiehs, M.J., Cortus, E.L., Miller, D.N. 2013. Ammonia and greenhouse gas surface concentration measurements from beef bedded manure packs. In: Waste to Worth: Spreading Science and Solutions, April 1-5, 2013, Denver, Colorado. Available: http://www.extension.org/pages/67570/ammonia-and greenhouse-gas-surface-concentration-measurements-from-beef-bedded-manure-packs.
Manure management and temperature impacts on gas concentrations in monoslope cattle facilities - (Proceedings)
Cortus, E.L., Al Mamun, M., Ayadi, F.Y., Spiehs, M.J., Pohl, S., Doran, B.E., Kohl, K.D., Cortus, S., Nicolai, R. 2013. Manure management and temperature impacts on gas concentrations in monoslope cattle facilities. In: Waste to Worth: Spreading Science and Solutions, April 1-5, 2013, Denver, Colorado. Available: http://www.extension.org/pages/67587/manure-management-and-temperature-impacts-on-gas-concentrations-in-monoslope-cattle-facilities.
Particulate matter adjacent to cattle deep-bedded monoslope facilities - (Proceedings)
Spiehs, M.J., Holt, G.A., Kohl, K.D., Doran, B.E., Parker, D.B., Cortus, E. 2013. Particulate matter adjacent to cattle deep-bedded monoslope facilities. In: Waste to Worth: Spreading Science and Solutions, April 1-5, 2013, Denver, Colorado. Available: http://www.extension.org/pages/67704/particulate-matter-adjacent-to-cattle-deep-bedded-monoslope-facilities.
Use of resistance meter to monitor groundwater impacts near wastewater holding ponds-validation report - (Abstract Only)
Eigenberg, R.A., Woodbury, B.L., Minns, G. 2013. Use of resistance meter to monitor groundwater impacts near wastewater holding ponds-validation report. Presented at The Environmental and Engineering Geophysical Society (EEGS) for the 26th Annual Symposium on the Application of Geophysics to Engineering and Environmental Problems (SAGEEP). March 17-21, 2013, Denver, Colorado.
Effects of corn processing method and dietary inclusion of corn wet distillers grains with solubles (WDGS) on nutrient metabolism and enteric gas production in finishing steers - (Abstract Only)
Jaderborg, J., Crawford, G.I., DiCostanzo, A., Spiehs, M.J., Hales, K.E. 2013. Effects of corn processing method and dietary inclusion of corn wet distillers grains with solubles (WDGS) on nutrient metabolism and enteric gas production in finishing steers [Abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 91(Suppl. 2):53. Abstract #0154.
Using thermal imaging as a method of investigating thermal thresholds in finishing pigs - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brown Brandl, T.M., Eigenberg, R.A., Purswell, J.L. 2013. Using thermal imaging as a method of investigating thermal thresholds in finishing pigs. Biosystems Engineering. 114:327-333.
Effect of bedding materials on concentration of odorous compounds and Escherichia coli in beef cattle bedded manure packs - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spiehs, M.J., Brown Brandl, T.M., Parker, D.B., Miller, D.N., Berry, E.D., Wells, J.E. 2013. Effect of bedding materials on concentration of odorous compounds and Escherichia coli in beef cattle bedded manure packs. Journal of Environmental Quality. 42(1):65-75.
Odor and odorous chemical emissions from animal buildings: Part 2. Odor emissions - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Akdeniz, N., Jacobson, L.D., Hetchler, B.P., Bereznicki, S.D., Heber, A.J., Koziel, J.A., Cai, L., Zhang, S., Parker, D.B. 2012. Odor and odorous chemical emissions from animal buildings: Part 2. Odor emissions. Transactions of the ASABE. 55(6):2335-2345.
Odor and odorous chemical emissions from animal buildings: part 4-correlations between sensory and chemical measurements     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Akdeniz, N., Jacobson, L.D., Hetchler, B.P., Bereznicki, S.D., Heber, A.J., Koziel, J.A., Cai, L., Zhang, S., Parker, D.B. 2012. Odor and odorous chemical emissions from animal buildings: part 4-correlations between sensory and chemical measurements. Transactions of the ASABE. 55(6):2347-2356.
Reducing odorous VOC emissions from swine manure using soybean peroxidase and peroxides - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Parker, D.B., Cai, L., Kim, K., Hales, K.E., Spiehs, M.J., Woodbury, B.L., Atkin, A.L., Nickerson, K.W., Patefield, K.D. 2012. Reducing odorous VOC emissions from swine manure using soybean peroxidase and peroxides. Bioresource Technology. 124:95-104.
The combined application of impinger system and permeation tube for the generation of volatile organic compound standard gas mixtures at varying diluent flow rate - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Susaya, J., Kim, K., Cho, J., Parker, D.B. 2012. The combined application of impinger system and permeation tube for the generation of volatile organic compound standard gas mixtures at varying diluent flow rate. Sensors. 12:10964-10979.
Odor and odorous chemical emissions from animal buildings: part 1 - project overview, collection methods, and quality control     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bereznicki, S.D., Heber, A.J., Akdeniz, N., Jacobson, L.D., Hetchler, B.P., Heathcote, K.Y., Hoff, S.J., Koziel, J.A., Cai, L., Zhang, S., Parker, D.B., Caraway, E.A., Lim, T.T., Cortus, E.L., Jacko, R.B. 2012. Odor and odorous chemical emissions from animal buildings: part 1 - project overview, collection methods, and quality control. Transactions of the ASABE. 55(6):2325-2334.
Effect of bedding material on air quality of bedded manure packs in livestock facilities - (Proceedings)
Spiehs, M.J., Brown-Brandl, T.M., Miller, D.N., Parker, D.B. 2012. Effect of bedding material on air quality of bedded manure packs in livestock facilities. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Annual International Meeting, July 29 - August 1, 2012, Dallas, Texas. Paper No. 12-1337890.
Comparing soil and pond ash feedlot pen surfaces for environmental management - (Proceedings)
Woodbury, B.L., Eigenberg, R.A., Parker, D.B. 2012. Comparing soil and pond ash feedlot pen surfaces for environmental management. In proceedings: ASABE Annual International Meeting. Dallas, Texas, July 29-Aug. 1, 2012. ASABE Paper No. 12-1336892.
Use of a resistance meter to locate manure suitable for energy recovery in beef cattle feedyards - (Proceedings)
Eigenberg, R.A., Woodbury, B.L. 2012. Use of a resistance meter to locate manure suitable for energy recovery in beef cattle feedyards. In Proceedings: ASABE Annual International Meeting, Dallas, TX, July 29-Aug. 1, 2012. ASABE Paper No. 12-1338081. St. Joseph, Mich.:ASABE.
Odor and odorous chemical emissions from animal buildings: Part 6.Odor activity value     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Parker, D.B., Koziel, J.A., Cai, L., Jacobson, L.D., Akdeniz, N., Bereznicki, S.D., Lim, T., Caraway, E.A., Zhang, S., Hoff, S.J., Heber, A.J., Heathcote, K.Y., Hetchler, B.P. 2012. Odor and odorous chemical emissions from animal buildings: Part 6.Odor activity value. Transactions of the ASABE. 55(6):2357-2368.
Monitoring air quality in beef mono-slope barns - (Other)
Cortus, E., Spiehs, M.J. 2012. Monitoring air quality in beef mono-slope barns. Science Behind Environmental Policy Field Day, June 22, 2012. Handout.
Identification of control parameters for the sulfur gas storability with bag sampling methods - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jo, S., Kim, K., Shon, Z., Parker, D.B. 2012. Identification of control parameters for the sulfur gas storability with bag sampling methods. Analytica Chimica Acta. 738:51-58.
Using resistivity arrays to monitor groundwater impacts near runoff holding ponds - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Eigenberg, R.A., Woodbury, B.L. 2012. Using resistivity arrays to monitor groundwater impacts near runoff holding ponds. Journal of Environmental & Engineering Geophysics. 17(2):103-112.
Standardization of flux chamber and wind tunnel flux measurements for quantifying volatile organic compound and ammonia emissions from area sources at animal feeding operations - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Parker, D.B., Ham, J., Woodbury, B.L., Cai, L., Spiehs, M.J., Rhoades, M., Trabue, S.L., Casey, K., Todd, R.W., Cole, N.A. 2013. Standardization of flux chamber and wind tunnel flux measurements for quantifying volatile organic compound and ammonia emissions from area sources at animal feeding operations. Atmospheric Environment. 66:72-83.
Effect of feeding wet distillers grains with solubles to beef cattle on air and manure quality - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spiehs, M.J., Miller, D.N., Woodbury, B.L., Eigenberg, R.A., Varel, V.H., Parker, D.B. 2012. Effect of feeding wet distillers grains with solubles to beef cattle on air and manure quality. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 28(3):423-430.
Effect of anaerobic digestion temperature on odour, coliforms and chlortetracycline in swine manure or monensin in cattle manure - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Varel, V.H., Wells, J., Shelver, W.L., Rice, C., Armstrong, D.L., Parker, D.B. 2012. Effect of anaerobic digestion temperature on odour, coliforms and chlortetracycline in swine manure or monensin in cattle manure. Journal of Applied Microbiology. 112:705-715.
Odorous VOC emissions following land application of swine manure slurry - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Parker, D.B., Gilley, J.E., Woodbury, B.L., Kim, K., Galvin, G., Bartelt-Hunt, S.L., Li, X., Snow, D.D. 2013. Odorous VOC emissions following land application of swine manure slurry. Atmospheric Environment. 66:91-100. DOI:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.01.001.
Odor and gas emissions and nutrient excretion from pigs fed diets containing dried distillers grains with solubles - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spiehs, M.J., Whitney, M.H., Shurson, G.C., Nicolai, R.E., Renteria-Flores, J., Parker, D.B. 2012. Odor and gas emissions and nutrient excretion from pigs fed diets containing dried distillers grains with solubles. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 28(3):431-437.
The controlling effect of temperature in the application of permeation tube (PT) devices in standard gas generation - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Susaya, J., Kim, K., Cho, J., Parker, D.B. 2012. The controlling effect of temperature in the application of permeation tube (PT) devices in standard gas generation. Journal of Chromatography A. 1225:8-16.
Comparison of storage stability of odorous VOCs in polyester aluminum and polyvinyl fluoride tedlar bags - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kim, Y., Kim, K., Jo, S., Jeon, E., Sohn, J., Parker, D.B. 2011. Comparison of storage stability of odorous VOCs in polyester aluminum and polyvinyl fluoride tedlar bags. Journal of Chromatography. 712:162-167.
The use of permeation tube device and the development of empirical formula for accurate permeation rate - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Susaya, J., Kim, K., Cho, J., Parker, D.B. 2011. The use of permeation tube device and the development of empirical formula for accurate permeation rate. Journal of Chromatography A. 1218:9328-9335.
Effect of bedding material on air quality of bedded manure packs in livestock facilities - (Abstract Only)
Abatti, S., Spiehs, M.J., Brown Brandl, T.M., Miller, D.N., Parker, D.B. 2012. Effect of bedding material on air quality of bedded manure packs in livestock facilities. [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 90 (Supplement 2): (Abstract 334P).
Vegetative environmental buffers and exhaust fan deflectors for reducing downwind odor and VOCs from tunnel-ventilated swine barns - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Parker, D.B., Malone, G.W., Walter, W.D. 2012. Vegetative environmental buffers and exhaust fan deflectors for reducing downwind odor and VOCs from tunnel-ventilated swine barns. Transactions of the ASABE. 55(1):227-240.
An automated scraper system for swine confinement facilities     Reprint Icon - (Research Technical Update)
Lim, T., Parker, D.B. 2011. An automated scraper system for swine confinement facilities. University of Missouri Extension. pp. 1-4.
Energy and nutrient recovery from cattle feedlots - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Eigenberg, R.A., Woodbury, B.L., Auvermann, B., Parker, D.B., Spiehs, M.J. 2012. Energy and nutrient recovery from cattle feedlots. Scholarly Research Exchange. 2012:1-5.
Effect of urease inhibitor application rate and rainfall on ammonia emissions from beef manure - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Parker, D.B., Rhoades, M.B., Cole, N.A., Sambana, V.P. 2012. Effect of urease inhibitor application rate and rainfall on ammonia emissions from beef manure. Transactions of the ASABE. 55(1):211-218.
Odorous VOC emission decay following land application of swine manure     Reprint Icon - (Abstract Only)
Parker, D.B., Gilley, J.E., Woodbury, B.L., Bartelt-Hunt, S., Li, X., Snow, D., Galvin, G. 2011. Odorous VOC emission decay following land application of swine manure [abstract]. In: Proceedings 242nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, CO; Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2011. Abstract no. 210.
Reduction of odorous VOC in phenolics solutions and swine manure slurry using soybean peroxidase and hydrogen peroxide - (Abstract Only)
Parker, D.B., Cai, L., Olsen, M. 2011. Reduction of odorous VOC in phenolic solutions and swine manure slurry using soybean peroxidase and peroxides [abstract]. In: Proceedings 242nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, CO; Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2011. Abstract no. 248.
Standardization of flux chambers and wind tunnels for area source emission measurements at animal feeding operations - (Abstract Only)
Parker, D.B., Ham, J., Woodbury, B.L., Cai, L., Spiehs, M.J., Trabue, S.L., Casey, K., Todd, R.W., Cole, N.A. 2011. Standardization of flux chambers and wind tunnels for area source emission measurements [abstract]. In: Proceedings 242nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, CO; Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2011. Abstract no. 142.
Flow characteristics of the dynamic "EPA flux chamber" - (Proceedings)
Woodbury, B.L., Parker, D.B., Eigenberg, R.A., Spiehs, M.J. 2011. Flow characteristics of the dynamic "EPA flux chamber". In: Proceeding fo the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Annual International Meeting, August 7-10, 2011, Louisville, Kentucky. Paper No. 1111096.
Effect of feeding wet distillers grains with solubles (WDGS) to growing-finishing cattle on ammonia concentration in air and manure nutrient composition - (Proceedings)
Spiehs, M.J., Miller, D.N., Woodbury, B.L., Eigenberg, R.A., Varel, V.H., Parker, D.B. 2011. Effect of feeding wet distillers grains with solubles (WDGS) to growing-finishing cattle on ammonia concentration in air and manure nutrient composition. In: Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Annual International Meeting, August 7-10, 2011, Louisville, Kentucky. Paper No. 1110941.
Waste water compliance: staying on the offense     Reprint Icon - (Popular Publication)
Eigenberg, R.A., Woodbury, B.L. 2011. Waste water compliance: staying on the offense. Nebraska Cattleman Magazine 67(6):52-53.
Standardization of flux chamber and wind tunnel flux measurements for quantifying emissions from area sources at animal feeding operations - (Proceedings)
Parker, D.B., Ham, J., Woodbury, B.L., Cai, L., Spiehs, M.J., Rhoades, M., Trabue, S.L., Todd, R.W., Cole, N.A. 2011. Standardization of flux chamber and wind tunnel flux measurements for quantifying emissions from area sources at animal feeding operations. In: Proceeding of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Annual International Meeting, August 7-10, 2011, Louisville, Kentucky. Paper No. 1111166.
Vegetative environmental buffers for reducing downwind odor and VOCs from tunnel-ventilated swine barn - (Proceedings)
Parker, D.B., Malone, G.W., Walter, W.D. 2011. Vegetative environmental buffers for reducing downwind odor and VOCs from tunnel-ventilated swine barn. In: Proceeding of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Annual International Meeting, August 7-10, 2011, Louisville, Kentucky. Paper No. 1110791.
Odor control in swine buildings: recycle flush vs. automated scraper - (Proceedings)
Parker, D.B., Lim, T.T. 2011. Odor control in swine buildings: recycle flush vs. automated scraper. In: Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) Annual International Meeting, August 7-10, 2011, Louisville, Kentucky. Paper No. 1111106.
Effect of bedding material on air quality of bedded manure packs in livestock facilities - (Abstract Only)
Spiehs, M.J., Brown Brandl, T.M., Miller, D.N., Parker, D.B. 2011. Effect of bedding material on air quality of bedded manure packs in livestock facilities [abstract]. In: Proceedings 242nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Denver, CO; Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2011. Abstract No. 138.
Environmental conditions in beef deep-bedded mono-slope facilities - (Popular Publication)
Spiehs, M.J., Woodbury, B.L., Doran, B., Eigenberg, R.A., Kohl, K., Varel, V.H., Berry, E.D., Wells, J. 2010. Environmental conditions in beef deep-bedded mono-slope facilities. Iowa State University Animal Industry Report. Leaflet Number R2582.
Investigations into the beneficial uses of ash from the combustion of manure from beef cattle feedlots - (Proceedings)
Deotte, Jr., R.E., Stewart, B.A., Megel, A.J., Darapuneni, M., Robinson, C.A., Parker, D.B. 2010. Investigations into the beneficial uses of ash from the combustion of manure from beef cattle feedlots. In: Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. International Symposium on Air Quality and Manure Management for Agriculture, September 13-16, 2010, Dallas, Texas. 2010 CDROM
Vegetated treatment system design and monitoring at two large CAFO beef feedlots in Nebraska - (Proceedings)
Powers, C.A., Henry, C.G., Walkowiak, R., Gross, J., George, J.A., Gustafson, K.D., Burns, R.T., Woodbury, B.L., Eigenberg, R.A. 2010. Vegetated treatment system design and monitoring at two large CAFO beef feedlots in Nebraska. In: Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. International Symposium on Air Quality and Manure Management for Agriculture, September 13-16, 2010, Dallas, Texas. 2010 CDROM.
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