Managing Dairy Waste Using Constructed Wetlands - Composting

Project Overview

Project Type: Research and Education
Funds awarded in 1995: $110,305.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1999
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $129,250.00
Region: Northeast
State: Maryland
Project Leader:
Leslie Cooperband
University of Maryland

Annual Reports

Information Products


  • Agronomic: rye, wheat, grass (misc. perennial), hay
  • Additional Plants: native plants
  • Animals: bovine
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Animal Production: manure management, feed/forage
  • Crop Production: nutrient cycling
  • Education and Training: demonstration, display, extension, focus group, networking, on-farm/ranch research, technical assistance
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, new enterprise development, budgets/cost and returns, agricultural finance
  • Natural Resources/Environment: biodiversity, habitat enhancement, wetlands, wildlife
  • Production Systems: holistic management
  • Soil Management: organic matter, composting
  • Sustainable Communities: public participation, urban/rural integration, sustainability measures
    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.