Cornell model helps dairy farms reduce nitrogen, save money

The Chesapeake Bay—about 235 miles down the Susquehanna River from New York's Southern Tier—and other waterways might grow cleaner, thanks to new updates and improvements in a Cornell dairy nutrition model.

New patented technology removes phosphorus from manure

An innovation that could have a huge impact on water quality problems in the United States, a system capable of removing almost all phosphorus from stored livestock manure, was developed by a team of researchers from Penn ...

Mooving manure beyond drug-resistant bacteria

Manure management is serious business for a meat-hungry world. A single cow, depending on its size, can generate between 43 and 120 pounds of manure a day. Cow manure can be a low-cost fertilizer for farmers' crops. But manure ...

Cow manure harbors diverse new antibiotic resistance genes

Manure from dairy cows, which is commonly used as a farm soil fertilizer, contains a surprising number of newly identified antibiotic resistance genes from the cows' gut bacteria. The findings, reported in mBio the online ...

Biofuel research focuses on manure

The race to create a better, less controversial biofuel has spawned plenty of research into a variety of potential new sources - including switchgrass, corn stalks and algae.

Does converting cow manure to electricity pay off?

Studies have estimated that converting manure from the 95 million animal units in the United States would produce renewable energy equal to 8 billion gallons of gasoline, or 1% of the total energy consumption in the nation. ...

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