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Publication application/x-troff-ms Individual Home Sewage Treatment Systems
This publication contains information on the design, installation and maintenance of individual home sewage treatment systems. It is meant to be a homeowner reference document. An individual sewage system both treats and disposes of household wastewater. If a homeowner understands how the various components of a home sewage system work, then a properly designed and installed system will function for many years with a minimum of maintenance and upkeep.
Located in Home & Farm
Publication Using Electrical Conductivity and Total Dissolved Solids Meters to Field Test Water Quality
An electrical conductivity or total dissolved solids meter is a quick method to estimate total dissolved solids in water and determine water quality.
Located in Environment & Natural Resources
Publication chemical/x-pdb Containment Pond Management
Containment ponds are constructed at the base of a feedlot’s slope and designed to collect and contain nutrient-loaded runoff. This publication talks about how to manage containment ponds by understanding soil and water relationships, applying effluent for crops needs, and knowing when to apply containment pond effluent.
Located in Livestock
Publication North Dakota Manure Fertilizer Use Recommendations
Multiple years of manure fertilizer use research in ND have shown that manure can be used as a fertilizer but there are management considerations. If the manure is used on short season crops such as wheat, some supplemental nitrogen fertilizer is needed. If used on a longer season crop such as corn, manure can be a complete substitution for commercial fertilizer.
Located in Environment & Natural Resources
Publication chemical/x-pdb Phosphorus Behavior In the Environment
Manure and commercial fertilizers contain nutrients essential for plant growth.
Located in Environment & Natural Resources
Publication Environmental Implications of Excess Fertilizer and Manure on Water Quality
When nutrients and other pollutants associated with animal manures and commercial fertilizers are not managed properly, they can affect plant and animal life (including humans) negatively. Some of these impacts include algae blooms causing the depletion of oxygen in surface waters, pathogens and nitrates in drinking water, and the emission of odors and gases into the air.
Located in Environment & Natural Resources
Publication application/x-troff-ms Oil and Fuel Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Program for Farms
The goal of the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) program is the prevention of oil spills into navigable waters and adjoining shorelines. Certain farms, based on quantity of stored petroleum, and other facilities must have an SPCC plan to prevent oil spills and for cleanup and mitigation following a spill. If a farm or facility meets the definition of this regulation, it must have a plan.
Located in Environment & Natural Resources
Publication ECMAScript program Manure Spills: What You Need to Know and Environmental Consequences
Manure spills are defined as manure that is released to the environment in a manner that exceeds the rate of nutrient uptake by plants or applied in a manner that is not identified in the “Nutrient Management Plan.” Manure spills may occur during manure storage, transportation and land application.
Located in Environment & Natural Resources
Publication ECMAScript program Determining Grazing Readiness for Native and Tame Pastures
One of the most important grazing management decisions land managers make is selecting a start date for grazing tam pasture and native range. Monitoring grazing readiness ensures that grazing starts at the proper time, when plants are tolerant of grazing. This publication provides guidelines for selecting the appropriate start date based on plant development and growing degree days.
Located in Environment & Natural Resources
Publication chemical/x-pdb Nitrogen Behavior in the Environment
Manure and commercial fertilizers contain nutrients essential for plant growth. Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium are the most critical of these nutrients. This publication outlines some basic information about nitrogen and its interaction in the environment.
Located in Environment & Natural Resources
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