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Title: Soybean, wheat, and forage subsurface drip irrigation using treated swine effluent

item Stone, Kenneth - Ken
item Hunt, Patrick
item Johnson, Melvin - Mel

Submitted to: Irrigation Associations Exposition and Technical Conference Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/14/2004
Publication Date: 11/14/2004
Citation: Stone, K.C., Hunt, P.G., Johnson, M.H. 2004. Soybean, wheat, and forage subsurface drip irrigation using treated swine effluent. Irrigation Associations International Irrigation Technical Conference Proceedings. November 14-16, 2004, Tampa, Florida. p. 407-412.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Two experimental subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) systems have been initiated to evaluate the use of treated swine effluent on a continuous soybean/wheat crop rotation and on a forage crop. The SDI systems were installed in Duplin County, North Carolina at the location of an innovative swine wastewater treatment system. The effluent from the treatment facility will be applied to both the soybean/wheat and forage crops at agronomic nutrient rates. Treated wastewater application below the soil surface reduces the nutrient loss potential through volatilization and places nutrients in the rooting zone. Preliminary results from the first year of the soybean/wheat rotation and forage operation will be discussed.