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Animal Manure

Manure produced by housed livestock. Usually a mixture of faeces and urine with or without bedding material, depending on the type of animal housing system.

Biochars

Biochar, also known as black carbon, is a product derived from organic materials rich in carbon (C) and is found in soils in very stable solid forms, often as deposits. Biochars can persist for long periods of time in the soil at various depths, typically thousands of years. The most common example is charcoal, derived from wood. Similarly, the Terra Preta soils of the Amazon Basin are one of the more widely known examples of biochar. -- An Introduction to Biochars and Their Uses in Agriculture

Publications

Food Safety on the Farm: Good Agricultural Practices and Good Handling Practices—Manure and Municipal Biosolids

FS150/FSHN10-02 by Jaysankar De, Christopher R. Pabst, Jessica Lepper, Renée M. Goodrich-Schneider, and Keith R. SchneiderApril 9th, 2019

Utilization of Biosolids in Forage Production Systems in Florida

SS658/SL444 by Maria L. Silveira, George A. O'Connor, and Joao M. B. VendraminiApril 2nd, 2020This publication provides basic information about land application of biosolids to pastures and hayfields in Florida. The information contained in this document should be of interest to stakeholders, biosolids managers, students, and scientists interested in topics related to biosolids management practices and the potential benefits and risks associated with biosolids land application.

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