Improving Manure Management to Protect Water Quality in the Southwestern U. S.

Project Overview

Project Type: Professional Development Program
Funds awarded in 1996: $60,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1999
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $106,019.00
Region: Western
State: Colorado
Principal Investigator:
Dr. Jessica Davis
Colorado State University

Annual Reports


  • Agronomic: barley, millet, potatoes, rye, sunflower, wheat, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Animals: bovine, poultry, sheep, swine
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: manure management, feed/forage
  • Crop Production: nutrient cycling, organic fertilizers, application rate management, tissue analysis, terraces
  • Education and Training: technical assistance, demonstration, extension, workshop
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning
  • Natural Resources/Environment: grass waterways, riverbank protection, wetlands
  • Soil Management: composting, organic matter, soil analysis, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: partnerships
    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.