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RECORD NUMBER: 4675 OF 4951
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Tracer-test planning using the efficient hydrologic tracer-test design (EHTD) program /|
|Author||Field, Malcolm S. ; Magdoff, Frederick R. ; Wells, Grant D. ; Smith, Arthur E. ; Goldberg, Steven ; Amadon., John|
|CORP Author||Vermont Univ., Burlington. Agricultural Experiment Station.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, Okla.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Center for Assessment,|
|Report Number||EPA/600/2-78/078; EPA-R-803883|
|Stock Number||PB-283 389|
|Subjects||Groundwater flow--United States. ; Groundwater tracers--United States. ; Volatile organic compounds--Environmental aspects--United States. ; Groundwater--Purification--United States.|
|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|
|Collation||xiv, 175 pages : illustrations, charts ; 28 cm + 1 computer disc|
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 2003." "EPA/600/R-03/034." Includes bibliographical references (pages 166-175). Microfiche.