Waste Management

General Information

  • Agricultural Waste Management (University of Delaware) HTML
  • Agricultural Waste Management System Component Design (Texas A&M University) PDF
  • Agriculture's Effect on Environmental Quality: Key Management Issues (Purdue University) HTML
  • Agriculture Waste Management Field Handbook (USDA-NRCS) HTML
  • Animal Waste Management Planning (Auburn University) HTML
  • Best Environmental Management Practices: Building Good Neighbor Relationships (Michigan State University/Purdue University) PDF
  • CAFOs: What are the Federal Requirements for Chicken and Turkey CAFOs? (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) PDF / Spanish Version
  • CAFOs: What are the Federal Requirements for Duck CAFOs? (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) PDF / Spanish Version
  • CAFOs: What are the Federal Record-keeping and Reporting Requirements? (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) PDF / Spanish Version
  • CAFOs: Will my Operation be Regulated? (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) PDF /Spanish Version
  • Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) Rule Information Sheet (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) PDF
  • Farm Waste Management (Cornell University) HTML
  • Managing Your Poultry Waste Problems (University of California-Davis) PDF
  • Manure Management (Minnesota Department of Ag) HTML
  • Manure Management and Air Quality (University of Minnesota) HTML
  • Manure Management in Minnesota (University of Minnesota Extension) PDF / HTML
  • Manure Management in Minnesota (USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service-MN) HTML
  • Manure Use and Management (University of Arizona) PDF
  • NPDES Permit Regulation and Effluent Limitations Guidelines for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) PDF
  • Poultry Manure Management Planning (Purdue University Extension and Indicana Soil Conservation Service) HTML
  • Regulatory Definitions of Large CAFOs, Medium CAFO and Small CAFOs (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) PDF

Cage Layer Manure

  • Planning and Managing Lagoons for Poultry Layer Waste Treatment (Alabama Coop Extension System) HTML
  • Poultry Layer Production Facility Manure Management: High Rise, Deep Pit (North Carolina State University) PDF
  • Poultry Layer Production Facility Manure Management: Undercage Flush - Lagoon Management (North Carolina State University) PDF

Composting

  • Commonly Asked Questions About Composting (Auburn University) PDF / HTML
  • Composting (University of Arkansas) PDF
  • Composting Manure and Other Organic Residues (University of Nebraska) PDF
  • Compost Utilization for Erosion Control (University of Georgia) HTML
  • Practical Guide for Poultry Litter Composting (Mississippi State University) PDF

Litter

  • Aluminum Sulfate as a Litter Treatment (Auburn University) PDF
  • Broiler Litter as a Feed Supplement in Replacement Heifer Diets (Mississippi State University) PDF
  • Broiler Litter Production in Kentucky and Potential Use as a Nutrient Source (University of Kentucky) PDF
  • Calibrating Poultry Litter Spreading Equipment (Mississippi State University) PDF
  • Feeding Broiler Litter to Beef Cattle (Alabama Coop Extension System) PDF
  • Guidelines for Feeding Broiler Litter to Beef Cattle (North Carolina State University) PDF
  • Land Application of Broiler and Turkey Litter for Farming Operations Without a DEQ Permit (Virginia Tech) HTML
  • Litter Management Practices (University of Kentucky) HTML
  • Practical Guide for Poultry Litter Composting (Mississippi State University) PDF
  • Transport Issues in Using Litter as a Nutrient Source (Virginia Tech) HTML
  • Using Chopped Newspaper for Animal Bedding (University of Wisconsin-Extension) PDF
  • Using Poultry Litter as Fertilizer (Oklahoma State University) PDF

Nutrient Content

  • Agricultural Phosphorus and Water Quality (University of Missouri) PDF / HTML
  • Animal Manure as a Plant Nutrient Resource (Purdue University) HTML
  • Best Environmental Management Practices: Feeding Strategies to Lower Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Manure (Michigan State University/Purdue University) PDF
  • Determining the Phosphorus Index for a Field (Ontario Ministry of Ag, Food & Rural Affairs) HTML
  • How Much Fertilizer Do Your Animals Produce? (University of Wisconsin-Extension) PDF
  • Livestock Manure Production Rates and Nutrient Content (North Carolina State University) PDF
  • The Minnesota Phosphorus Index: Assessing Risk of Phosphorus Loss from Cropland (University of Minnesota Extension) HTML
  • Nitrate and Water (University of Missouri) HTML
  • Nitrate in Well Water (Minnesota Department of Health) HTML
  • The Nitrogen Cycle (Iowa State University) PDF
  • Nutrient Content of Fertilizer Materials (Alabama Coop Extension System) PDF
  • The Phosphorus Index (Iowa Natural Resources Conservation Service) PDF
  • Phosphorus: Transport to and Availability in Surface Waters (University of Minnesota) HTML
  • Soil Facts: Poultry Manure as a Fertilizer Source (North Carolina Coop Extension Service) PDF
  • Terminology of Reporting Nitrate Concentration (University of Missouri) HTML
  • Useful Nutrient Management Data (Minnesota Department of Agriculture) PDF
  • Value and Use of Poultry Manures as Fertilizer (Alabama Coop Extension System) PDF

Nutrient Management Plans

  • The Agronomics of Manure Use for Crop Production (University of Kentucky) PDF
  • Assessment of the Potential for Livestock and Poultry Manure to Provide the Nutrients Removed by Crops and Forages in Kentucky (University of Kentucky) PDF
  • Best Environmental Management Practices: Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans (Purdue University/ Michigan State University) PDF
  • Best Environmental Management Practices: Emergency Action Planning for Livestock Operations (Purdue University/ Michigan State University) PDF
  • Best Environmental Management Practices: Inspecting Your Confined Feeding Operation (Purdue University/ Michigan State University) PDF
  • Best Environmental Management Practices: Manure Nutrient Recycling (Michigan State University/ Purdue University) PDF
  • Best Management Practices for Broiler Operations (Alabama Coop Extension) PDF / HTML
  • Estimating Land Area Requirements for Poultry Operations: Conservative Litter Management Approach (University of Missouri) HTML
  • Field Tests for the Nutrient Value of Manure (North Carolina State University) PDF
  • Home Soil Testing: Taking a Sample (Alabama Coop Extension System) PDF / HTML
  • MPCA Manure Management Planner (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency) PDF
  • Nutrient Management (University of Minnesota Extension) HTML
  • Nutrient Management Planning for Broiler AFOs (Alabama Coop Extension) PDF / HTML
  • Nutrient Management Plans: Who Needs Them and How to Prepare for Your Own (University of Idaho) PDF
  • Nutrient Removal by Alabama Crops (Alabama Coop Extension System) PDF / HTML
  • Poultry Manure Management Planning (Purdue University) HTML
  • The Simplest Nutrient Management Plan... A Soil Test (Alabama Coop Extension) PDF
  • Soil Phosphorus Levels: Management and Recommendations (University of Arkansas) PDF
  • Spreadsheet: MPCA Manure Management Planner (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency) Excel File / Paper version
  • Using Animal Manures as Nutrient Sources (University of Kentucky) PDF

Regulations

  • Agriculture: Laws and Regulations that Apply to Your Agricultural Operation by Farm Activity (EPA) HTML
  • Economic Effects of Controls on Nitrogen Fertilizer (University of Illinois) HTML
  • Environmental Law Update: Livestock and Poultry (North Carolina State University) PDF
  • Land Application of Manure (State of Minnesota) PDF / HTML
  • Minnesota's Agricultural Land Preservation Statutes (Minnesota Department of Ag) HTML
  • You and Animal Waste Regulations (Mississippi State University) PDF

Sampling Manure

  • How to Interpret Your Manure Nutrient Analysis (Iowa State University) PDF
  • How to Sample Manure for Nutrient Analysis (Iowa State University) PDF
  • Livestock Waste Sampling and Testing (University of Kentucky) PDF / HTML
  • Manure and Wastewater Sampling (University of Idaho) PDF
  • Manure Sampling and Analysis (Rutgers University) PDF
  • Manure Testing for Nutrient Content (University of Nebraska) PDF
  • Poultry Litter Sampling (University of Georgia Extension) PDF / HTML
  • Procedures for Manure and Litter Sampling (University of Tennessee) PDF
  • Recommended Methods of Manure Analysis (Univeristy of Wisconsin) PDF
  • Sampling Animal Manure (University of Kentucky) PDF
  • Sampling Animal Manure (Oklahoma State University) PDF
  • Sampling Animal Waste for Nutrient Management: Nitrate Field Testing (Alabama Coop Extension System) HTML
  • Sampling Poultry Litter for Nutrient Testing (University of Missouri) PDF / HTML
  • Soil and Broiler Litter Testing Basics (Mississippi State University Extension) PDF

Spreading Manure

  • Best Environmental Management Practices: Land Application of Manure and Environmentally Sensitive Field Characteristics (Purdue University/ Michigan State University) PDF
  • Best Environmental Management Practices: Land Application Records and Sampling (Purdue University/ Michigan State University) PDF
  • Best Environmental Management Practices: Manure Applicator Calibration (Purdue University/ Michigan State University) PDF
  • Best Environmental Management Practices: Manure Nutrient Recycling (Michigan State University/ Purdue University) PDF
  • Best Management Practices for Storing and Applying Poultry Litter (University of Georgia Extension) PDF / HTML
  • Calibration of Manure Spreader Including Swath Width (University of Georgia) PDF
  • Calibration of Manure Spreaders (University of Georgia Extension) PDF / HTML
  • Land Application of Livestock and Poultry Manure (University of Georgia) HTML
  • Land Application of Manure (Purdue University) HTML
  • Manure Spreader Calibration (Colorado State University) PDF
  • Manure Spreader Calibration (University of Maryland Extension) HTML
  • Spreading Poultry Litter With Lab Analysis and With Soil Tests (University of Missouri) HTML
  • Spreading Poultry Litter With Lab Analysis but Without Soil Tests (University of Missouri) HTML
  • Spreading Poultry Litter Without Lab Analysis but With Soil Tests (University of Missouri) HTML
  • Spreading Poultry Litter Without Lab Analysis or Soil Tests (University of Missouri) HTML
  • Using Composted Poultry Manure (Litter) in Mulched Vegetable Production (University of Florida) PDF / HTM

Storage

  • An Alternative Poultry Litter Storage Technique for Improved Handling, Transport, and Application: The "Mass Reduction System" (Oklahoma State University) PDF
  • Animal Agriculture's Effect on Water Quality: Waste Storage (Purdue University) HTML
  • Best Management Practices for Storing and Applying Poultry Litter (University of Georgia Extension) PDF / HTML
  • Broiler Litter, Part 3: Storage (University of Florida) PDF / HTML
  • Design and Construction of Earthen Embankments for Animal Liquid-Waste Containment (University of Idaho) PDF
  • Management Tips for Temporary Storage of Broiler and Turkey Litter (North Carolina State University) PDF
  • Manure Pit Ventilation in Confinement Livestock Buildings (Purdue University) HTML
  • Preventing Fires in Litter Storage Structures (Auburn University) PDF HTML
  • Storage of Broiler Litter (University of Florida) PDFHTML
  • Storing and Handling Poultry Litter (Virginia Coop Extension) PDF / HTML
  • Storing Manure on Small Farms (eXtension) HTML
  • Storing Poultry Litter (University of Missouri) HTML
  • Structures for Broiler Litter Manure Storage (University of Maryland) PDF

Handling Other Types of Waste

  • A Hazardous Waste Guide for Farmers (New York State Dept of Environmental Conservation) HTML
  • Hazardous Waste Management - Indiana Farmstead Assessment for Drinking Water Protection (Purdue University) HTML
  • Managing Agricultural Plastics (Wisconsin Dept of Ntural Resources) HTML
  • Managing Waste - Acreage Owners Guide (Nebraska Extension) HTML
  • Recycling Used Agricultural Plastics (Penn State University) PDF
  • Reducing Contamination by Improving Hazardous Waste Management (Texas A&M University) HTML
  • Reducing the Risk of Groundwater Contamination by Improving Hazardous Waste Management (New Mexico State University) PDF
  • Safe Operating Procedure: Battery Disposal (University of Nebraska) PDF
  • Used Oil and Related Wastes (Minnesota PCA) PDF