Research will demonstrate the complementary use of manure and commercial fertilizers, carbon amendments, and cover crops as best management practices to reduce groundwater nitrates below the drinking water standard. Agronomic, economic, and environmental impacts of BMPs and the impact of demonstration and engagement targeting nutrient management decision-makers will also be evaluated.
Demonstrating an Integrated Nutrient Management Approach for Improving Drinking Groundwater Quality in NebraskaPI: J. Iqbal; Co-PI’s: A.M. Schmidt, L. Johnson, A. Malakar, J. Milander, C. Proctor, and D. Snow.
Improving Soil Health Using Heat-treated ManurePI: X. Li; Co-PIs: C. Tan and A. Schmidt
Evaluation of Swine Carcass Disposal Benefits and Challenges Using Composting and Shallow Burial with CarbonPI: A. Schmidt; Co-PI: B. Mote
Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus Transmission Risk Associated with Exposure to Aerosolized Slurry ManurePI: A. Schmidt; Co-PIs: H. Vu, B. Mote
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As a part of the Schmidt team you'll be a part of research and outreach efforts to support responsible livestock production. Challenge yourself with outreach to help Nebraskans make good decisions today, and meet the challenges of tomorrow. If you are interested in joining the Schmidt team please contact Dr. Schmidt directly (email@example.com). We welcome undergraduates of all majors and graduate students in the Deptartments of Biological Systems, Natural Resources, and Animal Science.