Nitrogen removal and nitrate leaching for forage systems receiving dairy effluent.

@article{Woodard2002NitrogenRA,
  title={Nitrogen removal and nitrate leaching for forage systems receiving dairy effluent.},
  author={Kenneth R. Woodard and Edwin C. French and Lewin A Sweat and Donald A. Graetz and Lynn E. Sollenberger and Bisoondat Macoon and Kenneth M. Portier and Brett L Wade and Stuart J Rymph and Gordon M. Prine and Harold H Van Horn},
  journal={Journal of environmental quality},
  year={2002},
  volume={31 6},
  pages={1980-92}
}
Florida dairies need year-round forage systems that prevent loss of N to ground water from waste effluent sprayfields. Our purpose was to quantify forage N removal and monitor nitrate N (NO3(-)-N) concentrations in soil water below the rooting zone for two forage systems during four 12-mo cycles (1996-2000). Soil in the sprayfield is an excessively drained Kershaw sand (thermic, uncoated Typic Quartzipsamment). Over four cycles, average loading rates of effluent N were 500, 690, and 910 kg ha… CONTINUE READING

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