Location: Commodity Utilization ResearchTitle: Advances and outlook of manure production and management
Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/31/2019
Publication Date: 1/13/2020
Citation: He, Z., Pagliari, P., Waldrip, H.M. 2020. Advances and outlook of manure production and management. In: Waldrip, H.M., Pagliari, P.H., He, Z., editors. Animal Manure: Production, Characteristics, Environmental Concerns and Management. ASA Special Publication 67. Madison, WI: ASA and SSSA. p. 373-383. https://doi.org/10.2134/asaspecpub67.c28.
Interpretive Summary: This book "Animal Manure: Production, Characteristics, Environmental Concerns and Management" contains 21 chapters and is broken down into five parts, which compiles the latest basic and applied manure research activities. These chapters include issues related to adverse environmental concerns; however, the scope expands much further by providing comprehensive and current information on manure characteristics and how management practices potentially influence air, soil and water quality. This chapter, as the last chapter, highlighted the activities and accomplishments in the 20 chapters presented in this volume. In addition, this final chapter also presents and discuss several topics and emerging issues that are not covered in those chapters that are worthy of mention and future exploration by manure researchers. This volume provided a timely, comprehensive reference that is applicable and useful for the scientific community, regulatory agencies, environmental advocacy groups, and animal farm managers. The insight and vision conceived in the individual chapters and as a whole book would be helpful for manure researchers to stimulate new ideas and directions for future exploration of applied and environmental manure research.
Technical Abstract: With the global awareness on sustainable utilization of limited natural resources, manure researchers are facing both challenges and opportunities to promote more effective utilization of animal manure as beneficial resources with less environmental burdens. This book is a scientifically sound and up-to-date manure reference. It provides a comprehensive coverage of major manure species (beef, dairy, swine, poultry, goats/sheep, horse, and deer) and manure management systems. This chapter, as the last chapter, highlights the activities and accomplishments synthesized in the previous 20 chapters in this volume, while also presenting and discussing several topics and emerging issues that are not covered in those chapters, but are worthy of mention and can be used for future exploration by manure researchers. The insight and vision conceived in the individual chapters, and as a whole, provides a valuable resource for manure researchers to stimulate new ideas and directions for applied and environmental manure research.