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Research Project: Science and Technologies for the Sustainable Management of Western Rangeland Systems

Location: Range Management Research

Title: Challenges and opportunities for manureshed management across U.S. dairy systems

item Baker, John
item Dell, Curtis
item Spiegal, Sheri
item PORTER, SARAH - Environmental Working Group
item Leytem, April
item Flynn, Kyle
item Bryant, Ray
item Bjorneberg, David - Dave
item Rotz, Clarence - Al
item HAGEVOOT, ROBERT - New Mexico State University
item WILLIAMSON, JEBEDIAH - New Mexico State University
item Slaughter, Amalia - Amy
item BITTMAN, SHABTAI - Agriculture And Agri-Food Canada
item Kleinman, Peter

Submitted to: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting Abstracts
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/2/2020
Publication Date: 11/9/2020
Citation: Baker, J.M., Dell, C.J., Spiegal, S.A., Porter, S., Leytem, A.B., Flynn, K.C., Bryant, R.B., Bjorneberg, D.L., Rotz, C.A., Hagevoot, R., Williamson, J., Slaughter, A.L., Bittman, S., Kleinman, P.J. 2020. Challenges and opportunities for manureshed management across U.S. dairy systems [abstract]. ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, November 9-13, 2020, Phoeniz, AZ. Virtual.

Interpretive Summary: Manure management practices amongst dairies differe from region to region. Here we present case studies of various dairy manure management practices across the united states, highlighting both good practices and those of concern for manuresheds.

Technical Abstract: Dairy production is dispersed throughout the United States, but there are a few areas of high concentration in the Northeast, the Upper Midwest, the Southern Plains, Idaho, and California. The predominant management practices differ substantially from region to region, in size, degree of confinement, primary manure form (solid or liquid), and method of storage. As a result, the opportunities and challenges to expanding dairy manuresheds also vary widely. We present case studies of the various systems, to examine how well manure sources are matched to cropland sinks in each case, and to highlight possible areas of concern.