Practice Code: 629
Reporting Unit: Number (No.)
Waste treatment is the mechanical, chemical, or biological treatment of agricultural waste.
Purposes and Benefits
By-products can offset treatment costs, produce on-farm savings or generate income
Protects surface and groundwater quality by reducing nutrient content, organic strength, and/or pathogen levels of agricultural waste
Improves air quality by reducing odors and gaseous emissions
Facilitates desirable waste handling, storage, or land application alternatives
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:
Amendments for Treatment of Agricultural Waste (591)
Anaerobic Digester, Controlled Temperature (366)
Nutrient Management (590)
Waste Recycling (633)
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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