This webcast discusses the design and management of vegetative treatment systems (VTS) for managing barnyard and open lot runoff. The seminar includes findings from a large collaborative effort to summarize past work on VTS systems. It also includes VTS applications to small and large feeding operations. The presenters are Rick Koelsch and Chris Henry, University of Nebraska, and Lara Moody, Iowa State University. This presentation was originally broadcast on November 16, 2007. More…
Video Segments and Power Point Slides
Click on the links below to view the video segments. If you have difficulties please see our webcast troubleshooting page.
View Individual Segments:
- Koelsch (12 minutes) Can Vegetative Treatment Systems Achieve Environmental Goals? To go this presentation, click on the link and move the time slider at the bottom of the screen to between 8:00 and 8:15. (The audio is a little choppy at the beginning, but improves as the presentation progresses). Power Point Slides
- Henry (21 minutes) Vegetative Treatment Systems for Barnyard and Open Lot Runoffs for Small and Medium AFOs. To go to this presentation, click on the link and move the time slider at the bottom of the screen to 20:50. Power Point Slides
- Moody (18 minutes) Project Update: Vegetative Treatment Systems for Control of Beef Feedlot Runoff (Large CAFOs). To go to this presentation, click on the link and move the time slider at the bottom of the screen to 42:30. Power Point Slides
- Question and Answer (11 minutes) Begins at 1:01:00. Written Summary
Continuing Education Units
American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS)
One CEU is availble to members of American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS). View the entire webcast and contact ARPAS to have the CEU applied to your balance.
Additional Resources, Links and Virtual Tours
- VTS VTA Application on Iowa CAFOs
- USDA NRCS Collaborative Report on VTS
- LPES Curriculum Small Farms Fact Sheet Got Barnyard Runoff?
- About a dozen virtual tours of VTS in Nebraska can be found at LPEAP project under “Projects”
- Virtual tour of a sloped vegetative treatment system at the Meat Animal Research Center (MARC), Clay Center, Nebraska
- Virtual tour of a vegetative infiltration basin and wetland system to treat open beef feedlot runoff at an Iowa State University farm.
- Watch Market Journal Television Programs about a sloped and level vegetative treatment systems on small Nebraska commercial feedlots. LPEAP under “Videos”
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