AWARE Resources

Presentations

Hoop Structures for Swine Housing
Description: Power Point slide show on hoop structures for swine housing. This is an alternative to traditional confinement, especially for grower/finisher pigs.

 

Publications

Small Farm Nutrient Management Primer
Description: This is a guide to proper nutrient management for smaller un-permitted animal feeding operations

Calibration of Manure Spreaders

Composting Poultry Mortalities

Effects of Voluntary Agricultural Best Management Practice Implementation on Water Quality
Description: Lit review of BMP effectiveness on water quality, primarily focused on controlling runoff and associated nutrients.

Emissions from Animal Production Systems
Description: This publication is appendix 1 in the Certified Nutrient Management Training Manual.

Georgia Phosphorus Index
Description: This is a Georgia USDA/NRCS publication describing the Phosphorus loss assessment tool used in nutrient management planning .

GA Poultry EMS Template Pack
Description: This pack of worksheets is required to complete the exercises described in the GA Poultry Environmental Management Systems Guidebook.

GA Poultry Environmental Management Systems Guidebook
Description: This publication will help a technical service provider and poultry grower develop an EMS of appropriate scope and scale for their farm. NOTE: Requires GA Poultry EMS Template Pack.

Georgia Litter Transfer Pilot Project

Georgia Litter Transfer Pilot Project – Final Report

Geotube Dewatering for Lagoon Sludge

Manure Solids Separators
Description: A Publication on different ways to separate solid waste from lagoons.

Manure Storage and Treatment Systems
Description: This publication is chapter 9 in the Certified Nutrient Management Training Manual.

Pearl Millet for Grain
Description: A new hybrid pearl millet developed in Georgia is now available. This bulletin describes the production, harvest, use and economics. (While not specifically mentioned in the article, being able to produce local grain for feed helps solve our long-term problems with P and local nutrient recycling.)

Phosphorus Issues
Description: This publication is chapter 6 in the Certified Nutrient Management Training Manual.

  • Explanation of Phosphorus Balance Calculation in Georgia Counties (AWARE Team response to DNR request for a method of identification of “high risk” counties) – text (.doc) and figures (.ppt)

Poultry Litter Application on Pastures and Hayfields
Description: Poultry litter is a commonly used fertilizer on pastures and hayfields in Georgia. This bulletin discusses the nutrient content of poultry litter, its effect of forage yields, weeds, animal performance, recommended rates, and special considerations for use.

Poultry Waste: Georgia’s 50 Million Dollar Forgotten Crop
Description: Publication about how good of a source poultry waste is for plant growth.

Soil, Manure, and Monitoring Well Testing in Georgia
Description: This publication is chapter 3 in the Certified Nutrient Management Training Manual.

Information Needed for Wet System CNMP Development
Description: CNMP Checklist

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