Clearing the Air on Biofilters

Biofilters have been widely adopted to filter gas, odor and particulate matter from livestock facilities. However, the science behind “how they work” and the configurations that are in practice are continually evolving. This webinar discusses past and present applications of biofilters, on-going research to better design and manage biofilters, and how to incorporate biofilters as part of an environment control system.This…

The 4Rs of Nutrient Stewardship

This webinar discusses the 4R’s of Nutrient Stewardship (Right Source, Right Rate, Right Time and Right Place), how the Ohio State University Extension is developing programs and research to clean up Lake Erie and Grand Lake St. Mary’s, and how industry professionals are embracing the 4R’s.…

Microbes: From Farm to Public Risk

The movement of bacteria and viruses from AFOs, municipal waste water, septic systems, and wildlife continues to complicate water quality throughout the country and world. Though much has been learned in recent years, misconceptions and unknown areas still abound. This webinar discussed the latest trends in microbial source tracking efforts, fate and transport of bacteria in the environment, and quantitative microbial risk assessment.This…

Life-Cycle Assessment Modeling for the Pork Industry

green stylized pig logoDo the pork industry’s efforts to improve production and economics affect its greenhouse gas emissions and carbon foot print? Research by the University of Arkansas combined with efforts led by the National Pork Board indicates that increased production efficiencies have reduced the carbon footprint of each pound of pork produced.…

Nitrates in Groundwater

Nitrate issues from a regional perspective will be discussed in this webcast.  Recent findings in California and the proposed solutions will be presented, as will nitrate issues in the Southeast, Midwest, and Intermountain West. This presentation was originally broadcast on May 18, 2012.…

Adaptive Nutrient Management

The foundation of adaptive management is a rigorous and objective evaluation of management practices at the field level combined with a deliberate process to learn from the evaluations to make better decisions in the next season. The objective of this webcast is to teach participants about the concepts and practice of adaptive management in agricultural production.…

Chesapeake Bay 2012 – Implications of the TMDL

This is a follow-up webcast to Changing Management of Nutrients in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. That initial webcast told the story of why the TMDL was developed and the nuts and bolts of the TMDL as well as the next steps from 2010 to 2025. This webcasts shows the state response to the TMDL, the legal considerations of the TMDL and the effectiveness of policy interface between agriculture and the environment.…