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Portal Opens to New Swine Waste Web Site

by 5m Editor
6 June 2008, at 11:11am

URBANA, US - Alternative methods for handling livestock manure in economical and practical ways are shared on a new University of Illinois Extension website, the result of cumulative research efforts ongoing since the 1990s.

Swine Waste Economical and Environmental Treatment--SWEETA (http://www.sweeta.illinois.edu/) was prepared by the Livestock and Urban Waste Research Team (LUW), currently composed of 12 investigators who represent diverse but complementary disciplines. Paul Walker of Illinois State University is the program's coordinator.

U of I members are Duane Friend, Extension natural resources management educator; and Eberhard Morganroth and David Williams, U of I faculty members with expertise in environmental microbiology and composting, respectively.

The website focuses on a systems approach for processing and land-applying liquid swine manure that is also applicable to liquid dairy and beef cattle finishing manure stored below slatted floor pits or in slurry stores and/or lagoons.

5m Editor