Greenhouse Gas and Ammonia Emissions from Dairy Manure Management Systems

SKU A4131-05

Author(s) Horacio Aguirre-Villegas, Rebecca Larson, Matt Ruark.

While manure can provide valuable nutrients for crop production, it also costs money to manage. It is therefore critical to understand the many aspects of manure management systems to reduce costs and environmental impacts while taking advantage of manure value. This publication highlights the appropriate land-application methods (e.g., irrigation, surface application, or injection) that can aid in reducing greenhouse gas and ammonia emissions and potential runoff while conserving nutrients for crop uptake (6 pages; 2017).