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JEQ Research Highlights

10/4/2017

 

A dense and healthy lawn is capable of retaining properly-applied nitrogen fertilizer with minimal nutrient loss to the environment.  In Texas and much of the southern United...

9/20/2017

 

Bedding mixtures containing pine shavings produce less odors and have lower levels of total E. coli compared to bedding mixtures containing other crop- and wood-based...

9/6/2017

 

The planning process for improving water quality in agricultural watersheds requires identification of options that can meet water quality goals. Farmers will be most affected by...

8/25/2017

 

Wildland fire is a natural part of forest ecosystems in the Great Lakes region. In wilderness areas like Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area (BWCWA) of the Superior National...

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...

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