Agricultural waste, if managed properly, has the maximum potential for sustainable energy ROI. Adoption of scientific waste management practices will enable a healthy environment for farm animal and also eliminating the need for commercial fertilizers, while sustaining the crops with natural and organic nutrients.Agricultural waste typically associated with animals includes but is not limited to manure, bedding and litter, wasted feed, runoff from feedlots and holding areas, and wastewater from buildings like dairy parlors.
Mismanaged agricultural waste results in the contamination of water table and also depletes the soil of natural fertilizers. This degradation of water quality results in the pollution of adjacent waterways and groundwater. Agriculture and waste management experts at GA have the ground level understanding to create customized waste management solutions in ideal agricultural conditions.
GA waste management team understands the importance of good storage for both solid and liquid agricultural wastes – Waste can be stored as a solid in building structures, or as a liquid in holding ponds or anaerobic lagoons. Adequate and timely storage of farm waste is essential for preserving both the environment and human health.
Apart from the storage and recycling practices, a few other best practices are also integral to the agricultural waste management practice…
- Avoid over-application of fertilizers and use only the appropriate manure
- Avoid manure / waste application to fields when heavy rain is expected as the potential for runoff is very high
- Any form of waste should not be spread near the waterways
- Avoid spillage or overflow of lagoons, ponds and structures used to house waste
- The runoff originating from above the livestock areas should be diverted away from surface waters and wells
- Addition of flush gutters to livestock confinement systems is essential to confine waste