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JEQ Research Highlights

8/11/2017

 

Intensive deer farming can cause environmental issues, mainly by its impact on soils and water quality. In particular, there is a risk to the microbial quality of water, as high...

8/4/2017

 

The hormone, 17β-estradiol (E2), is a potent endocrine disrupting chemical, produced by all vertebrate animals, including livestock. Part per trillion E2 concentrations can...

7/28/2017

 

Multifunctional landscape design in the agricultural sector attempts to improve the resiliency and sustainability of agricultural systems while providing additional benefits....

7/14/2017

 

Harmful algal blooms can occur when noxious aquatic organisms grow in the presence of elevated urea concentrations. Urea-based fertilizers are ubiquitous, but decompose rapidly in...

6/15/2017

 

If long-term phosphorus (P) fertilization increases soil P to concentrations exceeding plant requirements, water quality problems can result from P loss in runoff. Stopping P...

6/7/2017

 

Stored livestock manure is a source of ammonia (NH3) and the greenhouse gasses methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O). One way to reduce these...

5/12/2017

 

Understanding the fate of nitrogen applied to soil is vitally important if we are to improve its agronomic use efficiency and reduce its negative effects on the environment. ...

5/8/2017

 

Sediment is the number one pollutant in U.S. waterways. Over grazing can increase soil erosion from pastures as well as sediment loading into aquatic systems. Grazing management and...

4/28/2017

 

Road salt application for deicing has increased in the United States since the 1940s and many studies have shown its environmental impact in surface water and shallow groundwater....

4/10/2017

 

Passive biological treatment systems, which include treatment wetlands, are an increasingly utilized, low-maintenance option to treat mine waters and reduce their widespread impacts...

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