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Large "Dead Zone" signals more problems for Chesapeake Bay

It began forming in May, when heavy spring rains loaded the rivers and creeks with fertilizer washed from farms and suburban lawns.  It grew rapidly over the summer, as a broth of chemicals, animal waste and microbes simmered in the slow-moving waters of the Chesapeake Bay.

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Biomass Assessment Study Offers New Opportunity

Five Cumberland and Franklin County dairy farm owners have the opportunity to reduce their waste management costs, through participation in a new biomass energy project funded by the West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund.

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Manure Magazine

South Carolina Poultry Litter Gasification Project an Important Steppingstone.

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About Us

FPPC's specific mandate is to oversee the implementation and administration of a Pilot Project Program to demonstrate economically viable innovative treatment technology systems that reduce the nutrient content of the waste stream from AFOs by 75 percent or greater. Funding for approved Pilot Projects comes from monies appropriated by Congress and overseen by the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS), a division of the United States Department of Agriculture. READ MORE HERE. 

 

Subsurfer at Work

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Nitrogen Combined with Poultry Litter and Applied

This subsurfer increases nitrogen use efficiency by maintaining plant available nitrogen in the root zone. The video shows 1) containers for liquid additions on the subsurfer, and 2) spray nozzles for the liquid amendment at the coulters that spray the litter as it is incorporated in the ground. This work is being conducted by the University of Maryland under nutrient management funding from the NRCS.

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