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Title: Field scale manure born animal waste management : GIS application

item NETTHISINGHE, ANNESLY - Western Kentucky University
item Sistani, Karamat
item Cook, Kimberly - Kim
item GILFILLEN, REBECCA - Western Kentucky University
item Rice, Clifford

Submitted to: ESRI Conference 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. Field scale manure born animal waste management : GIS application . ESRI Conference Proceedings. 24:239.

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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.