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MANURE

See what farms are using for nutrient management, from anaerobic digesters and storage to field application and emissions.

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Manure and tile are both important tools for improving the productivity of our farms. Manure as an organic nutrient source is a tremendous benefit to crops and soils, and tile improves crop growth in poorly drained soils.

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Have you ever stood by a large pile of steaming dairy manure and asked yourself: How much heat energy is contained in that manure? Can that heat be captured, or are there commercially viable technologies to capture that heat?

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Liquid manure can be costly to handle and haul long distances, causing dairy farms to consider alternative options to just storing everything in a lagoon.

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The government of Alberta assumed responsibility for regulating confined feeding operations (CFOs) in January 2002 under the Agricultural Operation Practices Act (AOPA).

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Composting is a microbial-driven process. Like other living creatures, microbes need the right environment to survive and thrive. For successful composting, it is necessary to provide nutritious microbial “food”, suitable moisture, pH, temperature and oxygen.

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Nutrient removal systems for manure management have been around the dairy industry for more than 10 years, yet very few dairies in Canada are currently utilizing these systems.

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