Nutrient Retention and Humus Formation in Various Bedding Materials

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1997: $5,080.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1997
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $5,755.00
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:


  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Production Systems: general crop production

    Proposal summary:

    Robert Walker, will test the ability of various bedding materials and amendments to retain nutrients and reduce volatilization of ammonia. Project goals are to explore ways to cost-effectively handle manure, reduce nutrient losses to ground and surface water and to recycle the manures (through composting) into value-added products.

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