Liquid Manure Application Systems Design Manual (NRAES 89)
Dougherty, M.; Geohring, L. D.; Wright, P.; Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service
Increased public awareness of the potential for surface and groundwater contamination from agricultural sources has led to a heightened sensitivity concerning the safety of water supplies. Environmental concerns have in turn led to increased regulation of our nation's farmers. Proper on-farm management will minimize localized environmental damage from barnyards, silage storages, milking centers, and manured fields. Liquid manure may be defined as any liquid that is contaminated from the animal production system. The on-farm management of liquid manure and other farm effluents presents an important opportunity to curtail agricultural nonpoint source pollution. Emphasizing basic principles, this design manual provides the agricultural community and support industry with current research and industry experience in applying liquid animal manures (and other wastewater mixtures) to farmland. This manual provides guidelines for the design of liquid manure application systems.
This 168 page publication (NRAES-89) was originally published by the Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service (NRAES, later known as the Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service), a multi-university program in the Northeast US disbanded in 2011. Plant and Life Sciences Publishing (PALS) was subsequently formed to manage the NRAES catalog. Ceasing operations in 2018, PALS was a program of the Department of Horticulture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell University. PALS assisted university faculty in publishing, marketing and distributing books for small farmers, gardeners, land owners, workshops, college courses, and consumers.
Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service (NRAES)
Liquid Fertilizers; Agricultural Waste
Previously Published As
Dougherty, M., Geohring, L. D., Wright, P., & Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service. (1998). Liquid manure application systems design manual. Ithaca, N.Y: Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service, Cooperative Extension.