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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Whole-Farm Evaluation of Phosphorus Crystallization as a Dairy Farm BMP

Authors
item Garcia, Ana Maria
item Veith, Tameria
item Rotz, Clarence
item Bowers, Keith - MULTIFORM HARVEST INC.

Submitted to: Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: July 20, 2007
Publication Date: July 29, 2007
Citation: Garcia, A., Veith, T.L., Rotz, C.A., Bowers, K.E. 2007. Whole-Farm Evaluation of Phosphorus Crystallization as a Dairy Farm BMP [abstract]. Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference. p. 1.

Interpretive Summary: Not required.

Technical Abstract: A recently proven method for precipitating significant phosphorus from dairy lagoons was incorporated to the Integrated Farm System Model. A whole-farm analysis of this BMP, including environmental and economical effects, were evaluated for an organic dairy farm in Washington. The BMP provides a non-laborious method for removing phosphorus before irrigation and also crystallizes it into a compact, readily transportable form. This BMP potentially offers a means of significantly restoring regional and farm P balances.

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