• Title: Managing Livestock Wastes to Preserve Environmental Quality
  • Author: J. Ronald Miner, Frank J. Humenik, Mishael R. Overcash
  • Released: 2000-01-15
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 318
  • ISBN: 0813826357
  • ISBN13: 978-0813826356
  • ASIN: 0813826357
From the Back Cover The growth of the livestock and poultry in the United States has generated a need for improved methods of manure management that are environmentally safe, reliable, and cost-effective. Managing Livestock Wastes to Preserve Environmental Quality focuses on planning and designing animal manure management systems with a main goal of preventing surface and groundwater contamination as well as air pollution and public complaints about odors, dust, and gases (ammonia, methane) emanating from manure storages.

This book outlines systems and strategies for adequate manure storage and treatment, including dead animal management. It also addresses land conservation efforts and the risks of manure losses through erosion and runoff; manure management based on crop nutrient balances and methods of manure application; and technologies for producing low-odor manure through anaerobic digestion and dietary management. Other uses of manure, such as composting and biogas harvesting, when land application is limited are presented.

About the Author J. Ronald Miner is a Professor and an Extension Water Quality Specialist in the Bioresource Engineering Department at Oregon State University. Dr. Miner has been actively involved in livestock waste management, teaching, research, and extension for the past 30 years.

Frank J. Humenik is a Professor and Coordinator of the Animal Waste Management Program in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at North Carolins State University. Dr. Humenik has conducted research, teaching, and extension activities in waste management and water quality for the past 31 years.

Michael R. Overcash is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University. Dr. Overcash is a leader in the study of the beneficial reuse of animal waste and of environmental effects of agricultural practices.

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