Amendments for Treatment of Agricultural Waste
Practice Code: 591
Reporting Unit: Acre (Ac.)
Amendments for treatment of agricultural waste is the treatment of manure, process wastewater, storm water runoff from lots or other high intensity areas, and other wastes, with chemical or biological additives.
Purposes and Benefits
Improves or protects water and air quality
Improves or protects animal health
Improves water quality by reducing loading of nutrients, organics, pathogens, and other contaminants associated with animal manure and other wastes
Conservation Practice Support Documents
Support Documents for this conservation practice are available for download from an abbreviated version of Section IV of the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide (FOTG).
All support documents associated with this and other conservation practices are available at the NRCS Field Office Technical Guide web site.
Related Conservation Practices
This practice is commonly used in a Conservation Management System with practices such as:
Nutrient Management (590)
Waste Storage Facility (313)
If you want to learn how you can protect natural resources on your farm or forestland, please contact your local NRCS office.
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