|Title||Managing animal manure to minimize phosphorus losses from land to water|
|Publication Type||Book Chapter|
|Year of Publication||2020|
|Authors||Kleinman PJA, Spiegal S., Liu J, Holly MA, Church C., Ramirez-Avila J.|
|Book Title||Animal Manure: Production, Characteristics, Environmental Concerns, and Management|
|ARIS Log Number||362914|
|Keywords||estuarine waterbodies, farmstead infrastructure, in-field stacking, managing animal manure, manure application rate, manure phosphorus losses, phosphorus pollution|
Given the expansion of eutrophication in water bodies around the world, the improved management of manure to mitigate P losses to water has become a global concern. This chapter seeks to frame manure management strategies and practices to minimize P losses to water, with a focus on manure properties, land application, farmstead infrastructure, farming systems. Although many options exist to better manage manure, and, more specifically, P in manure, doing so requires comprehensive approaches that consider factors far beyond the direct handling of manure and require decisions that may compete or conflict with other priorities, most notably profits and time management.