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Research Project: Efficient Management and Use of Animal Manure to Protect Human Health and Environmental Quality

Location: Food Animal Environmental Systems Research

Title: Proposed chemical mechanismsManagement practices impacts soil nutrients and bacterial populations in backgrounding beef feedlot

Author
item Netthisinghe, Annesly - Western Kentucky University
item Sistani, Karamat
item Cook, Kimberly - Kim
item Gilfillen, Rebecca - Western Kentucky University
item Rice, Clifford

Submitted to: Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/22/2015
Publication Date: 7/27/2015
Citation: Netthisinghe, A., Sistani, K.R., Cook, K.L., Gilfillen, R., Rice, C. 2015. Proposed chemical mechanismsManagement practices impacts soil nutrients and bacterial populations in backgrounding beef feedlot . Meeting Proceedings. http://proceedings.esri.com/library/userconf/proc15/index.html.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Intensive beef backgrounding often accumulate manure born soil nutrients, microbes, and pharmaceuticals at different site locations. Unless properly managed, such waste materials can pollute surrounding soil and water sources. Soil sampling from these sites helps determining waste material levels but provides no information about their spatial distribution. We incorporated GIS tools to identify waste distribution and to assess the impact of four management practices on waste concentrated areas.