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Further evaluation of ammonia mitigation options - AM0126

Description
The main objectives of this research is to further evaluate the practicalities of adopting ammonia abatement techniques on commercial farms. WA0710 and WA0710A evaluated the practical aspects of adopting ammonia abatement technologies (narrow-band slurry application machinery, slurry store covers and rapid incorporation of solid manures into soil) on dairy, beef, pig and poultry farms, and on the farms of contractors’ customers. Assessments of the impacts on management and costs together with estimates of the effects on ammonia emission were made. This 2-year project extention will cover a period in the wake of Foot and Mouth disease when considerable changes to farm management occurred and also the period when the cost of the new slurry applicators falls on the farm business. DEFRA supports national and international policies to reduce ammonia emissions from agriculture. The results will be used by DEFRA for policy purposes, in implementing abatement strategies for ammonia and by farmers in complying with these.
Objective
01 Evaluate practicalities of adopting ammonia abatement techniques on commercial farms.
02 Quantify the impact of ammonia abatement techniques on farm and manure management.
03 Estimate effects of ammonia abatement techniques on ammonia emissions from farms.
04 Calculate effects of ammonia abatement techniques on cost of manure management.
Project Documents
• Final Report : AM0126 FINAL REPORT   (608k)
• Final Report - Annex : AM0126 FINAL REPORT APPENDICES   (8347k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2002

To: 2004

Cost: £163,056
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Institute of Grassland and Environment Research (IGER)
Keywords
Air Pollution              
Ammonia              
Environmental Protection              
Livestock              
Manures              
Pollution              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Agriculture