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It's electric: Cows show promise as powerplants

... in a related experiment, the researchers used cow manure directly to create energy for a fuel cell. Using ... number of undergraduate students, used actual cow manure to power a microbial fuel cell. These individual cells produced between 300 and 400 millivolts. "Th...

Study shows eutrophic lakes may not recover for a millennium

... restoring wetlands and encouraging the use of new manure storage and handling processes are also steps that can be taken to reduce phosphorus runoff. "Anything we can do to reduce the erosion of phosphorus is going to be beneficial," Carpenter says. ...

Organic farms produce same yields as conventional farms

...lications with an organic animal-based farm (where manure was applied) and an organic legume-based farm (that used a three-year rotation of hairy vetch/corn and rye/soybeans and wheat). The two organic systems received no chemical fertilizers or pesticides. Inter-institutional collaboration included Rodale...

Researchers find ways to turn manure into power

...e under research to turn biomass materials such as manure into energy. Texas Senate Bill 20, signed this we...on Center here. Researchers have long worked with manure as a fertilizer and have studied ways to convert it into energy, but this latest push of legislation...

Geoscientists follow arsenic from chicken feed to streambeds

...s to such feed additives when they are part of the manure applied to agricultural fields. They will present their research at the Geological Society of America national meeting in Salt Lake City Oct. 16-19. In research funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Madeline Schreiber, associate professor of...

New class of antibiotics effective against drug-resistant bacteria discovered in fungi

...s to such feed additives when they are part of the manure applied to agricultural fields. They will present their research at the Geological Society of America national meeting in Salt Lake City Oct. 16-19. In research funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Madeline Schreiber, associate professor of...

Common practices at petting zoos put visitors at risk

...ing a cow or goat, touching a goat and stepping in manure or having manure on your shoes. Not surprisingly, simple handwashing after visiting the petting zoo, including lathe...

New organic substrate

...t can be reintroduced into the soil, as if it were manure being applied to the crop field. Defibreing the wood To obtain the substrate the same machinery is used for defibreing wood to make paper but, in this case, the fibres obtained are much thicker and longer. Wood fibre for papermaking goes throug...

Innocuous intestinal bacteria may be reservoir for resistance

...n-pathogenic, commensal bacteria isolated from cow manure contain the same antibiotic-resistance genes as those found in multi-drug resistant Salmonella strains found on the same farm. In addition, isolation of antibiotic-resistant Salmonella appears to be associated with whether or not commensal bacteria ...

New evidence of early horse domestication

...tsburgh geochemist, and her students. Modern horse manure is rich in phosphorous, potassium, and especially ...es of fat, or lipids, directly attributed to horse manure in the soils, says Olsen. The latest results from Krasnyi Yar site will be on display Monday morn...

Researchers develop technologies to devour food pathogens

...nt sanitary policies, as well as practicing better manure and water management, can go a long way to help prevent future outbreaks, Linton said. E. coli is especially problematic because it only takes as few as 10 cells to infect humans. Other pathogens, like salmonella, need thousands or millions of cell...

More recycling on the farm could reduce environmental problems

...It would also reduce overcropping and leakage from manure storage that contaminates groundwater. Yet despite similarities, Pearson's concept of regenerative agriculture is distinct from organic farming; for example, regenerative agriculture could use some chemically treated fertilizer and would exploit robo...

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