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- Durso, Lisa M.; Miller, Daniel N.; Snow, Daniel D.; Henry, Christopher G.; Santin, Monica; Woodbury, Bryan L.
- Journal of environmental quality 2017 v.46 no.1 pp. 169-176
- Enterococcus; animal and human health; basins; beef cattle; coliform bacteria; cropland; feedlots; grasses; hay; irrigation water; land application; microbial contamination; pathogens; pollution; runoff; sediments; soil; vegetation
- ... Runoff from open-lot animal feeding areas contains microorganisms that may adversely affect human and animal health if not properly managed. One alternative to full manure containment systems is a vegetative treatment system (VTS) that collects runoff in a sediment basin and then applies it to a perennial vegetation (grass) treatment area that is harvested for hay. Little is known regarding the ef ...
- Jarvie, Helen P.; Johnson, Laura T.; Sharpley, Andrew N.; Smith, Douglas R.; Baker, David B.; Bruulsema, Tom W.; Confesor, Remegio
- Journal of environmental quality 2017 v.46 no.1 pp. 123-132
- atmospheric precipitation; basins; conservation practices; eutrophication; land management; losses from soil; phosphorus; pollution load; profitability; reduced tillage; regression analysis; rivers; runoff; soil; soil erosion; subsurface drainage; tile drainage; time series analysis; watersheds; Lake Erie
- ... Cumulative daily load time series show that the early 2000s marked a step-change increase in riverine soluble reactive phosphorus (SRP) loads entering the Western Lake Erie Basin from three major tributaries: the Maumee, Sandusky, and Raisin Rivers. These elevated SRP loads have been sustained over the last 12 yr. Empirical regression models were used to estimate the contributions from (i) increas ...