The use of bedding in the popular hooped houses for swine production generates large volumes of manure that composts easily. However, composting results in nutrient losses, especially for nitrogen, which then diminish its value as a fertilizer. This study looks at carbon and nitrogen dynamics in the composting process and subsequent soil mineralization.
Thomas L. Richard
Cynthia A. Cambardella, Thomas E. Loynachan
Year of Grant Completion
Richard, Thomas L.; Cambardella, Cynthia A.; and Loynachan, Thomas E., "Nitrogen conservation in swine manure composting land-application systems" (2001). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 171.