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Project ID: IA1641

Title: Effect of Liquid Swine Manure Application on Water Quality from Soil Infiltration Areas and Wetlands

Focus Categories: Water Quality, Wetlands

Keywords: Manure, Animal waste, Subsurface drainage, Bacteria

Start Date: 03/01/2001

End Date: 02/28/2002

Federal Funds: $3,000

Non-Federal Matching Funds: $5,784

Congressional District: Iowa 3rd

Principal Investigators:
Jeffery Lorimor
Assistant Professor, Iowa State University

Larry J. Halverson
Assistant Professor, Iowa State University


Recent research has shown that soil filtration of liquid swine manure through infiltration areas and subsequent wetland treatment of filtrate effluent from infiltration areas is very effective at removing waterborne nutrients. However bacterial movement to surface and groundwater from areas receiving manure applications is also of concern. This project will examine bacterial movement through the soil in manure application areas to determine whether the bacteria in effluent from application areas and wetlands used for treatment are from the applied manure, or from the soil itself.

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