Project ID

1999-62

Abstract

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.

Principal Investigator(s)

Thomas L. Richard

Co-Investigator(s)

Cynthia A. Cambardella, Thomas E. Loynachan

Year of Grant Completion

2001