Submitted to: Northeast Agricultural and Biological Engineering Conference
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/20/2007
Publication Date: 7/29/2007
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.