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Research Project: Sustainable Management and Byproduct Utilization of Manure Nutrients and Environmental Contaminants from Beef and Swine Production Facilities

Location: Livestock Bio-Systems

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

Comparison of stockpiling and composting on reducing antibiotic resistant bacteria and resistance genes in beef cattle manure - (Peer Reviewed Journal)

Use of bedding materials in beef bedded manure packs in hot and cool ambient temperatures: Effects on ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, and greenhouse gas emissions Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jaderborg, J.P., Spiehs, M.J., Woodbury, B.L., DiCostanzo, A., Parker, D.B. 2021. Use of bedding materials in beef bedded manure packs in hot and cool ambient temperatures: Effects on ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, and greenhouse gas emissions. Transactions of the ASABE. 64(4):1197-1209. https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.14291.

Use of bedding materials in beef bedded manure packs at hot and cold ambient temperatures: Effects on odorous volatile organic compounds and odor activity values Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jaderborg, J.P., Spiehs, M.J., Woodbury, B.L., DiCostanzo, A., Parker, D.B. 2021. Use of bedding materials in beef bedded manure packs at hot and cold ambient temperatures: Effects on odorous volatile organic compounds and odor activity values. Transactions of the ASABE. 64(3):843-855. https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.14299.

Environmental conditions and gas concentrations in deep-pit finishing cattle facilities: A descriptive study Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cortus, E. L., Hetchler, B. P., Spiehs, M.J., Rusche, W. C. 2021. Environmental conditions and gas concentrations in deep-pit finishing cattle facilities: A descriptive study. Transactions of the ASABE. 64(1):31-48. https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.14040.

Development and performance assessment of an integrated vermifiltration based treatment system for the treatment of feedlot runoff Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Singh, R., D’Alessio, M., Meneses, Y., Bartelt-Hunt, S.L., Woodbury, B.L., Ray, C. 2021. Development and performance assessment of an integrated vermifiltration based treatment system for the treatment of feedlot runoff. Journal of Cleaner Production. 278:123355. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.123355.

Ammonia and greenhouse gas emissions from land application of solid beef manure and urea to corn fields in south central Nebraska Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Spiehs, M.J., Cortus, E.L., Rahman, S., Sarker, N., Niraula, S., Mehata, M., Chatterjee, A., Parker, D.B. 2020. Ammonia and greenhouse gas emissions from land application of solid beef manure and urea to corn fields in south central Nebraska. In: Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE), July 12-15, 2020, Omaha, Nebraska. ASABE Paper No. 2000192. p. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.13031/aim.202000192.

Using electromagnetic induction technology to identify atrazine leaching potential at field scale Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alves de Oliveira, L., Woodbury, B.L., Honorio de Miranda, J., Stromer, B.S. 2020. Using electromagnetic induction technology to identify atrazine leaching potential at field scale. Geoderma. 375:114525. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2020.114525.

An inexpensive treatment process for removing antibiotics from agricultural wastewater Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Woodbury, B.L., Stromer, B.S., Woodward, K.A. 2020. An inexpensive treatment process for removing antibiotics from agricultural wastewater. In: Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE), July 12-15, 2020, Omaha, Nebraska. ASABE Paper No. 2000453. p. 1-9. https://doi.org/10.13031/aim.202000453.

Deep pit beef cattle barn ammonia and carbon dioxide concentrations Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Cortus, E., Hetchler, B., Spiehs, M.J., Rusche, W. 2020. Deep pit beef cattle barn ammonia and carbon dioxide concentrations. In: Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE), July 12-15, 2020, Omaha, Nebraska. ASABE Paper No. 2000840. p. 1-11. https://doi.org//10.13031/aim.202000840.

Corn stalk residue may add antibiotic-resistant bacteria to manure composting piles Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Staley, Z.R., Millmier Schmidt, A., Woodbury, B.L., Eskridge, K.M., Durso, L.M., Li, X. 2020. Corn stalk residue may add antibiotic-resistant bacteria to manure composting piles. Journal of Environmental Quality. 49(3):745-753. https://doi.org/10.1002/jeq2.20017.

Ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, and greenhouse gas emissions from lab-scaled manure bedpacks with and without aluminum sulfate additions Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spiehs, M.J., Woodbury, B.L., Parker, D.B. 2019. Ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, and greenhouse gas emissions from lab-scaled manure bedpacks with and without aluminum sulfate additions. Environments. 6:108. https://doi.org/10.3390/environments6100108.

Aerial nitrogen fluxes and soil nitrate in response to fall-applied manure and fertilizer applications in eastern South Dakota Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mehata, M., Cortus, E., Niraula, S., Spiehs, M.J., Darrington, J., Chatterjee, A., Rahman, S., Parker, D.B. 2019. Aerial nitrogen fluxes and soil nitrate in response to fall-applied manure and fertilizer applications in eastern South Dakota. International Journal of Agronomy. 2019:8572985. https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/8572985.

Atrazine movement in corn cultivated soil using HYDRUS-2D: A comparison between real and simulated data Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alves De Oliveira, L., Honorio De Miranda, J., Grecco, K.L., Tornisielo, V.L., Woodbury, B.L. 2019. Atrazine movement in corn cultivated soil using HYDRUS-2D: A comparison between real and simulated data. Journal of Environmental Management. 248:109311. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2019.109311.

The efficacy of three diatomaceous earth sources for removing tylosin from aqueous systems Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stromer, B.S., Woodbury, B.L., Williams, C.F. 2019. The efficacy of three diatomaceous earth sources for removing tylosin from aqueous systems. Journal of Environmental Quality. 48(6):1863-1871. https://doi.org/10.2134/jeq2018.11.0409.

Muddy feedlot surfaces: What are my options? - (Other)
Koelsch, R., Stowell, R., Woodbury, B.L. 2019. Muddy feedlot surfaces: What are my options? University of Nebraska-Lincoln Beefwatch Newsletter. Available: https://beef.unl.edu/beefwatch/muddy-feedlot-surfaces-what-are-my-options.

Seasonal and spatial variations in aerial ammonia concentrations in deep pit beef cattle barns - (Proceedings)
Cortus, E., Hetchler, B., Spiehs, M.J., Rusche, W. 2019. Seasonal and spatial variations in aerial ammonia concentrations in deep pit beef cattle barns. In: Proceedings of Waste to Worth Conference, April 22-26, 2019, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Available: https://lpelc.org/seasonal-and-spatial-variations-in-aerial-ammonia-concentrations-in-deep-pit-beef-cattle-barns/

Production of greenhouse gases, ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, and odorous volatile organic compounds from manure of beef feedlot cattle implanted with anabolic steroids - (Proceedings)
Spiehs, M.J., Woodbury, B.L., Hales, K.E. 2019. Production of greenhouse gases, ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, and odorous volatile organic compounds from manure of beef feedlot cattle implanted with anabolic steroids. In: Proceedings of Waste to Worth Conference, April 22-26, 2019, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Available: https://lpelc.org/production-of-greenhouse-gases-ammonia-hydrogen-sulfide-and-odorous-volatile-organic-compounds-from-manure-of-beef-feedlot-cattle-implanted-with-anabolic-steroids/

Production of greenhouse gases and odorous compounds from manure of beef feedlot cattle fed diets with and without ionophores - (Proceedings)
Spiehs, M.J., Woodbury, B.L., Hales, K.E. 2019. Production of greenhouse gases and odorous compounds from manure of beef feedlot cattle fed diets with and without ionophores. In: Proceedings of Waste to Worth Conference, April 22-26, 2019, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Available: https://lpelc.org/production-of-greenhouse-gases-and-odorous-compounds-from-manure-of-beef-feedlot-cattle-fed-diets-with-and-without-ionophores/

Development of a cost-effective treatment process for removing antimicrobials from agricultural wastewater - (Proceedings)
Woodbury, B.L., Stromer, B.S., Williams, C.F., Woodward, K.A., Hakk, H., Lupton, S.J. 2019. Development of a cost-effective treatment process for removing antimicrobials from agricultural wastewater. In: Proceedings of Waste to Worth Conference, April 22-26, 2019, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Available: https://lpelc.org/development-of-a-cost-effective-treatment-process-for-removing-antimicrobials-from-agricultural-wastewater/

Beef manure and urea applied to corn show variable effects on nitrous oxide, methane, carbon dioxide, and ammonia Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Niraula, S., Rahman, S., Chatterjee, A., Cortus, E.L., Mehata, M., Spiehs, M.J. 2019. Beef manure and urea applied to corn show variable effects on nitrous oxide, methane, carbon dioxide, and ammonia. Agronomy Journal. 111(3):1448-1467. https://doi.org/10.2134/agronj2018.08.0547.

Use of aluminum sulfate (alum) to reduce ammonia emissions from cattle bedded manure packs Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Spiehs, M.J. 2018. Use of aluminum sulfate (alum) to reduce ammonia emissions from cattle bedded manure packs. Proceedings of the 10th International Livestock Environment Symposium (ILES X), September 25-27, 2018, Omaha, NE. Paper No. ILES 18-078. https://doi.org/10.13031/iles.18-078.

Application of an automated early-warning leak detector for earthen wastewater holding structures using non-invasive geophysical instrumentation Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Woodbury, B.L., Eigenberg, R.A. 2018. Application of an automated early-warning leak detector for earthen wastewater holding structures using non-invasive geophysical instrumentation. Proceedings of the 10th International Livestock Environment Symposium (ILES X), September 25-27, 2018, Omaha, NE. Paper No. ILES 18-069. https://doi.org/10.13031/iles.18-069.

Use of aluminum sulfate (alum) as a feedlot surface amendment to reduce ammonia emissions from beef feedlots Reprint Icon - (Proceedings)
Spiehs, M.J., Woodbury, B.L. 2018. Use of aluminum sulfate (alum) as a feedlot surface amendment to reduce ammonia emissions from beef feedlots. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers International (ASABE), July 29-August 1, 2018, Detroit, MI. ASABE Paper No. 1801541. https://doi.org/10.13031/aim.201801541.

Physical interactions of antibiotics and metabolites with solids: elucidating fate, transportation and mitigation methods - (Abstract Only)

Effect of corn processing and wet distiller’s grains with solubles on odorous volatile organic compound emissions from urine and feces of beef cattle Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spiehs, M.J., Jaderborg, J.P., Hales, K.E., DiCostanzo, A., Crawford, G.I., Parker, D.B. 2018. Effect of corn processing and wet distiller’s grains with solubles on odorous volatile organic compound emissions from urine and feces of beef cattle. Applied Engineering in Agriculture. 34(3):591-598. https://doi.org/10.13031/aea.12708.

Lab-scale model to evaluate odor and gas concentrations emitted by deep bedded pack manure Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spiehs, M.J. 2018. Lab-scale model to evaluate odor and gas concentrations emitted by deep bedded pack manure. Journal of Visualized Experiments. 137:e57332. https://doi.org/10.3791/57332.

Tylosin sorption to diatomaceous earth: Investigation of physical processes of tylosin in natural systems and development of mitigation methods - (Abstract Only)
Stromer, B.S., Woodbury, B.L., Williams, C.F. 2018. Tylosin sorption to diatomaceous earth: Investigation of physical processes of tylosin in natural systems and development of mitigation methods [abstract]. American Chemical Society 255th National Meeting, March 17-22, 2018, New Orleans, LA. ENVR511. Available at: https://plan.core-apps.com/acsnola2018/abstract/e1650562-b0a4-4f93-984d-1e2c44d42ffb

Evaluation of aluminum sulfate (alum) as a feedlot surface amendment to reduce ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, and greenhouse gas emissions from beef feedlots - (Abstract Only)
Duncan, Z., Spiehs, M.J. 2018. Evaluation of aluminum sulfate (alum) as a feedlot surface amendment to reduce ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, and greenhouse gas emissions from beef feedlots [abstract]. Journal of Animal Science. 96(Supplement 2):251-252.

Development and application of an automated early-warning wastewater pond leak detector using resistivity array technology - (Review Article)
Woodbury, B.L., Eigenberg, R.A. 2017. Development and application of an automated early-warning wastewater pond leak detector using resistivity array technology. Fast Times: News for the Near Surface Geophysical Sciences. 22(4):56-63.

Tylosin sorption to diatomaceous earth described by Langmuir isotherm and Freundlich isotherm models Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Stromer, B.S., Woodbury, B.L., Williams, C.F. 2018. Tylosin sorption to diatomaceous earth described by Langmuir isotherm and Freundlich isotherm models. Chemosphere. 193:912-920. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2017.11.083.

Greenhouse gas emissions from beef feedlot surface materials as affected by diet, moisture, temperature, and time Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Woodbury, B.L., Gilley, J.E., Parker, D.B., Stromer, B.S. 2018. Greenhouse gas emissions from beef feedlot surface materials as affected by diet, moisture, temperature, and time. Transactions of the ASABE. 61(2):571-582. https://doi.org/10.13031/trans.12483.

Data analysis protocol for using resistivity array as an early-warning wastewater pond leak detector - (Proceedings)
Woodbury, B.L., Eigenberg, R.A. 2017. Data analysis protocol for using resistivity array as an early-warning wastewater pond leak detector. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting (ASABE), July 16-19, 2017, Spokane, Washington. ASABE Paper No. 1700132. doi: 10.1303/aim.201700132.

Effect of calcium hydroxide application to feedlot pen surface material on ammonia, odor, and greenhouse gas emissions - (Proceedings)
Spiehs, M.J., Woodbury, B.L., Berry, E.D., Wells, J. 2017. Effect of calcium hydroxide application to feedlot pen surface material on ammonia, odor, and greenhouse gas emissions. In: Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting (ASABE), July 16-19, 2017, Spokane, Washington. ASABE Paper No. 1700385. doi:10.13031/aim.201700385.

Odorous volatile organic compounds, Escherichia coli, and nutrient concentrations when kiln-dried pine chips and corn stover bedding are used in beef bedded manure packs Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Spiehs, M.J., Berry, E.D., Wells, J., Parker, D.B., Brown-Brandl, T.M. 2017. Odorous volatile organic compounds, Escherichia coli, and nutrient concentrations when kiln-dried pine chips and corn stover bedding are used in beef bedded manure packs. Journal of Environmental Quality. 46(4):722-732. https://doi.org/10.2134/jeq2016.09.0333.

Use of aluminum sulfate (alum) to decrease ammonia emissions from beef cattle bedded manure packs - (Proceedings)
Spiehs, M.J., Woodbury, B.L. 2017. Use of aluminum sulfate (alum) to decrease ammonia emissions from beef cattle bedded manure packs. In: Proceedings of Waste to Worth Conference, April 18-21, 2017, Raleigh, North Carolina. Available: https://articles.extension.org/pages/74410/use-of-aluminum-sulfate-alum-to-decrease-ammonia-emissions-from-beef-cattle-bedded-manure-packs