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Main Title Alternate methods of manure handling /
Author Magdoff, Fred, ; Magdoff, Frederick R. ; Wells, Grant D. ; Smith, Arthur E. ; Goldberg, Steven ; Amadon., John
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Wells, Grant D.,
Smith, Arthus E.,
Goldberg, Steven.
Amadon, John.
Magdoff, Fred,
Magdoff, Frederick R.
CORP Author Vermont Univ., Burlington. Agricultural Experiment Station.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, Okla.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory ; for sale by the National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1978
Report Number EPA-600/2-78-078; EPA-R-803883
Stock Number PB-283 389
OCLC Number 04059059
ISBN pbk.
Subjects Manure handling ; Dairy cattle ; Cattle--Manure--Handling
Additional Subjects Agricultural wastes ; Solid waste disposal ; Water pollution abatement ; Storage ; Materials handling ; Dairy cattle ; Runoff ; Sampling ; Lagoons(Ponds) ; Savings ; Performance evaluation ; Attitude surveys ; Seepage ; Nitrogen ; Ammonia ; Losses ; Vermont ; Manure
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EHAM  TD930.A48 Region 1 Library/Boston,MA 04/29/2016
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-78-078 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-78-078 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/14/2022
EMBD  EPA/600/2-78/078 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 02/17/1995
ERAD  EPA 600/2-78-078 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 09/24/2012
ESAD  EPA 600-2-78-078 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-283 389 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation vii, 39 pages : illustrations., figures, tables ; 28 cm.
The objectives of this research project were to (a) construct an inexpensive storage facility for solid dairy cow manure, (b) evaluate its performance and the extent of pollutants in runoff from storage facilities, and (c) determine current manure handling practices in Vermont and dairy farmers' attitudes and expectations with regard to possible future regulations on manure handling. A storage facility was constructed at the University of Vermont and runoff from the site was channeled through sampling huts. A second site was established on a dairy farm in North Hero, Vermont. Runoff from the stacked manure was sampled weekly. The quality and quantity of runoff from the storage sites indicate a substantial potential to pollute. Runoff from open stacks of manure should, therefore, be contained in a lagoon and irrigated on cropland. Alternately, runoff could be eliminated by covering the manure. A survey of Vermont commercial dairy farmers (20 or more milking cows) indicated that most felt they could not afford the cost of changing manure handling systems.
"April 1978." Includes bibliographical references (page 13). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Contract No. Contract Number: R-803883, Program Element No. 1BB770.