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Main Title Swine lagoon effluent applied to Coastal bermudagrass {MICROFICHE}
Author Westerman, Philip W. ; Burns, Joseph C. ; King, Larry D. ; Overcash, Michael R. ; Evans, Robert O.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Westerman, Philip W.
CORP Author North Carolina State Univ. at Raleigh. School of Agriculture and Life Sciences.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory ;
Year Published 1983
Report Number EPA-R-804608; EPA-600/2-83-004
Stock Number PB83-152264
Subjects Swine--United States ; Sewage lagoons--United States ; Bermuda grass
Additional Subjects Animal wastes ; Waste disposal ; Grasses ; Irrigation ; Swine ; Lagoons(Ponds) ; Runoff ; Nutrients ; Inorganic nitrates ; Acceptability ; Soil properties ; North Carolina ; Land application
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-152264 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 224 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The utilization potential and the environmental effects of applying swine lagoon effluent to Coastal bermudagrass were evaluated for six years. Lagoon effluent was applied to 9m x 9m plots by weekly sprinkler irrigation during the growing season. Forage yield and quality, soil nutrient levels and water quality and quantity of runoff and subsurface lateral flow were evaluated. The results indicated that swine lagoon effluent can be an excellent source of nutrients for Coastal bermudagrass but water quality considerations, nitrate levels in forage, and long-term soil effects must be evaluated when determining acceptable maximum application rates.
Caption title. "Jan. 1983." "EPA-600/2-82-004." Microfiche.