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dc.contributor.authorPrato, Tonyeng
dc.contributor.authorVandepopuliere, Joeeng
dc.contributor.authorFulhage, Charleseng
dc.contributor.authorHaithcoat, Timeng
dc.contributor.authorXu, Fengeng
dc.contributor.authorFulcher, Chriseng
dc.contributor.authorJenner, Markeng
dc.description.abstractAnnual broiler processing capacity in southwestern Missouri is expected to increase from 127 million birds in 1989 to 245 million birds in 1995, or 93 percent. Much of this growth is expected to occur in Barry county where an additional 42,400 acres, almost double current land requirements, will be needed for land disposal of broiler litter. Rapid expansion in broiler production in southwestern Missouri can increase the risk of surface and ground water contamination from land application of broiler litter because the area has karst topography and large openings in the aquifer. Contamination of water in this region could have adverse economic and health impacts because water-based recreation is a significant sector of the regional economy and groundwater is the major source of drinking water. This study: determines the amount and composition of litter removed from seven broiler houses; develops a geographic information system for determining how spatial variability in land use, soil types and hydrogeologic features, and limits on the locations and application of broiler litter to protect water quality affect the amount of litter applied and the number of broilers grown in the watershed; and develops an economic optimization model that determines the locations and rates of litter application on areas of the watershed that maximize the economic value of applied litter while protecting water quality. The study area is the Shoal Creek watershed located in Barry County.eng
dc.description.sponsorshipProject # G-1572-04 Agreement # 14-08-0001-G-1572eng
dc.identifier.otherG-1572-04eng
dc.identifier.other14-08-0001-G-1572eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/91911
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.relation.ispartofseries14-08-0001-G-1572
dc.subjectEconomic Valueeng
dc.subjectWater Qualityeng
dc.titleManaging land application rates of to optimize economic value and water qualityeng
dc.typeTechnical Reporteng


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