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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 Documents

Web link image: Field Office Technical GuideDocuments 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:

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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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