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Rangeland watershed water budget and grazing cattle waste nutrient cycling

Jeff Powell

Rangeland watershed water budget and grazing cattle waste nutrient cycling

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Published by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Center for Environmental Research Information, [distributor in Ada, OK, Cincinnati, OH .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Watersheds -- Oklahoma,
  • Grazing -- Oklahoma,
  • Water -- Pollution -- Oklahoma,
  • Animal waste -- Oklahoma

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJeff Powell, Frank R. Crow, and Donald G. Wagner
    ContributionsCrow, Frank R, Wagner, Donald G, Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory
    The Physical Object
    Pagination7 p. :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14890593M

    literature concerning the response of Sierra Nevada ecosystems in the presence of livestock. We believe that this synthesis is the most important next step, and we are committed to such an effort. However, we intend to enlist additional expertise to the team and devote the time such an effort requires in order to make a credible, sound, and useful. Full text of "Standards for rangeland health and guidelines for livestock grazing management on BLM-administered lands in Montana and the Dakotas: draft environmental impact statement" See .   Water Cycling: With a Focus on E vs. T. The cycling of water on rangelands is obviously driven by many factors, some of which have been discussed in the previous section. A fundamental factor is the process of evapotranspiration (ET), which on most rangelands accounts for more than 95 % of the water budget (Wilcox et al. b Cited by: Runoff from feedlot may cause surface and groundwater pollution. Knowledge of runoff quality from beef cattle feedlot pens would be useful to design effective management practices to protect water quality. The objective of this bulletin is to share runoff quality measurements from three beef cattle feedlot pen surfaces under North Dakota management and climatic conditions.


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Rangeland watershed water budget and grazing cattle waste nutrient cycling by Jeff Powell Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Rangeland watershed water budget and grazing cattle waste nutrient cycling. [Jeff Powell; Frank R Crow; Donald G Wagner; Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory.].

'EPA/ March RANGELAND WATERSHED WATER BUDGET AND GRAZING CATTLE WASTE NUTRIENT CYCLING by Jeff Powell, Frank R. Crow and Donald G. Wagner Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station Stillwater, Oklahoma R Project Officer Lynn R. Shuyler Animal Production Section R. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory Ada, Oklahoma R.

Nutrient Cycling and Water Mike Singer • Ken Tate. Randy Dahlgren. Department of Land, Air and Water Resources. University of California - Davis. Urban-Wildland-Agricultural Interface.

80% of Reservoirs. Nutrient impaired waterbodies with possible. RANGELANDS 20(5), October 19 Water Quality Effect of Rangeland Beef Cattle Excrement Glenn Nader, Kenneth W.

Tate, Robert Atwill, and James Bushnell N onpoint source pollution is a new term that range- land managers must address.

Concerns regarding rangeland cattle excrement impacts on water quality have focused on nutrient (nitrogen and phosphorus) and.

–ii (VI, NRPH, December ) Rangeland and Pastureland Hydrology National Range and Pasture Handbook and Erosion Chapter 7 Table 7–4 Average evapotranspiration rat es for various –11 vegetation types Table 7–5 Water budget examples for M LRA A, Nebraska –12 and Kansas Loess-Drift Hills; loamy site inch.

Rangeland Ecology and Watershed Management (REWM) “Rangelands” encompass a broad category of land comprising more than 40% of the earth’s land area. They are characterized by native plant communities and are managed by ecological, rather than agronomic methods.

They may be referred to as grasslands, shrublands, deserts, or tundra. Shewmaker, Glenn E. () Livestock grazing effects on phosphorus cycling in watersheds. In: Tanaka, John A. (ed.) Proc. Riparian and Watershed Management in the Interior Northwest: An Interdisplinary Perspective Symp.

USA-OR-La Grande, /09/Cited by: 3. Much of California’s surface drinking water and irrigation supplies are either derived from rangeland runoff, or are stored in reservoirs situated within the State’s 40 million acres of rangeland watershed. Rangeland streams provide critical habitat for a large number of aquatic and terrestrial animal species, several of which are listed as.

Rangeland watershed study using the Agricultural Policy/Environmental eXtender Article (PDF Available) in Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 69(3) May with Reads. Rangeland Watershed Water Budget and Grazing Cattle Waste Nutrient Cycling.

S Rangeland Watershed Water Budget and Grazing Cattle Waste Nutrient Cycling (june ) B Ranked Input And Output Data Used To Determine Impact Of New Source Performance Standards For Particulate Matter Nitrogen Oxides And Sulfur Oxides. nutrient cycling. WATER Water is necessary for plant growth, for dis-solving and transporting plant nutrients, and for the survival of soil organisms.

Water can also be a destructive force, causing soil compaction, nutri-ent leaching, runoff, and erosion. Management practices that facilitate water movement into theFile Size: 1MB. Inthe BLM identified nationwide fundamentals of rangeland health that must address minimum standards for 1) watershed function; 2) nutrient cycling and energy flow; 3) water quality; 4.

Yes, cattle can graze without leaving streams in toilet-like conditions. We all know this. And when researchers at UC Davis confirmed that grazing Rangeland watershed water budget and grazing cattle waste nutrient cycling book clean water could be compatible, many of you emailed us the link to the article about the study.

From June-Novembera team of UC Davis researchers headed by Dr. Leslie Roche, of UC Davis’ Rangeland Watershed Laboratory collected. nutrient cycling. Effect of Animal Feed on Nutrient Cycling Seasonal differences in the diet of grazing animals can also greatly influence manure output and its nutrient content.

Manure output by grazing cattle during the rainy season ( kg/animal/day) is twice as great as manure output during the dry season (Siebert et al, ).File Size: KB. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 10 () Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam -- Printed in The Netherlands WATERBORNE NUTRIENT BUDGETS FOR THE RIPARIAN ZONE OF AN AGRICULTURAL WATERSHED R.

RICHARD LOWRANCE* Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA (U.S.A.) ROBERT L. TODD Department of Microbiology, Cited by: analyse patterns of N and P transfers by cattle in two grazing periods, and their relationships to soil P and N stocks in an unfertilised old pasture with a history of [50 years grazing.

Net transfers were assessed from spatial patterns of nutrient ingestion and excretion. Total soil N and P were determined at 0–5, 5–10, 10– 30 and The APEX model was used to evaluate the ranch- and watershed-scale impacts of traditional heavy continuous (HC) and alternative light continuous (LC) and adaptive multi-paddock (MP) grazing management practices on runoff, sediment and nutrient losses in the rangeland-dominated (71% rangeland) Clear Creek Watershed (CCW) in north Texas in the by: 8.

Grazing intensity appears to influence the physical properties of soil and vegetation. Differences in bulk density, porosity, plant biomass, and vegetative cover were all noted. It was found that decaying litter may be the most critical determinate for soil protection.

Also, grazing intensity is. attributable directly or indirectly to livestock grazing is the fact that grazing lands are one of the largest land uses in the southern humid region.

Research into the effects of cattle grazing on stream water quality has been well documented in the western portion of the U.S. Researchers estimate that 80 percent of the damage incurred by streams. Ruminant Nutrition for Graziers Introduction Grazing animals are very important to agriculture.

Of course, they provide meat, milk, and fi ber. But grazing animals also can be incorporated into a crop rotation to take advantage of nutrient cycling. They can be utilized. Nutrient Concentrations 90th 75th 50th 25th 10th n = L) lb/ac RDM * * * * Eutrophication concern level Grazing Treatments No grazing lb/ac RDM lb/ac RDM Nitrate - Grazing No Graze NO 3 L) 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 n = NO 3-) Eutrophication concern level SFREC Watershed 4, Water Year Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr.

irrigated cattle pastures in the Upper Klamath Lake basin. Pastures play a critical role in ranch enterprises and can make rangeland-based ranching profitable and add overall grazing flexibility. Here we report a surface water, sediment, and nutrient budget for two flood irrigation events on grazed cattle by: 3.

water quality and are listed as primary drinking water pollutants by the USEPA (). Data collected on periods shorter than one year were excluded because of the effect on nutrient export of temporal variability of weather, cropping patterns, and nutrient application.

Data measured from watersheds with. Pathogens of concern in rangeland streams include Cryptosporidium parvum, Salmonella, Campylobacter and Escherichia coli OH7. Microbial pollution sources include wildlife, humans, and livestock.

In California, fecal coliform standards range from 20 to colony forming units (cfu) per milliliter (mL) of water sampled. Nutrient adsorption ensures that nitrogen and phosphorus cycling remains topsoil dominated even following the removal of vegetation and direct nutrient inputs in cattle dung and urine.

This conclusion refutes environmental change models that portray increases in the leaching of soil water and available nitrogen as a major factor causing bush.

Both ranch- and watershed-scale results indicated a strong influence of the grazing practice on runoff and water quality. When the grazing management was changed from the baseline multi-paddock to heavy continuous grazing at one of the study ranches, he said the simulated average annual surface runoff, sediment, total nitrogen and total.

Nutrient Cycling Small watersheds can provide invaluable information about terrestrial ecosystems. Bormann and G. Likens Life on our planet is dependent upon the cycle of elements in the biosphere. Atmospheric carbon dioxide would be exhausted in a year or File Size: 1MB.

Water: We tested the water at the beginning of the season before the cattle were out to graze and then again at the end of the season after the cattle hand been grazing. There were no differences in the water quality.

At both times the wetlands discharged very high quality water (other than a moderately high salt content because of our unique groundwater source).

Extent of privately and publicly owned rangeland in the U.S. in (USDA-NRCS, ). FIGURE Extent of grazing land as a proportion of total county area and livestock production cattle inventory in the U.S. (one dot¼10, cattle; USGCRP, ). Please see color plate section at the back of the book.

80 SECTION 2 Agricultural Management. forage crops;Florida;pastures;diets;cattle;botanical composition;grazing. Full Text: PDF. Have a question. Please see about by: Grazing animals have a major role in the cycling of nutrients and are responsible for increasing the rate at which nutrients are cycled (Floate, ).

By ingesting herbage, grazing animals encourage pasture plants to grow and therefore take up more nutrients from the soil. In Table 1: Effect of long-term grazing and superphosphate.

that of beef cattle and is greater than sheep, elk, prong-horn and mule deer. Horses generally consume less than 15% forbs and less than 10% shrubs regardless of season; however, one study in New Mexico reported 43% shrub composition in a wild horse diet during winter.

BEEF CATTLE (Bos taurus) Cattle are bulk roughage selectors that use foregutFile Size: 3MB. about 15 gallons of water per day, and stocker cattle (weaned calves grazing pasture or rangeland or being fed forage) drink about 5 to 10 gallons per day, although water consumption varies with temperature and other factors (Weitkamp ).

The more File Size: 1MB. Prevention and mitigation of nutrient loss from agriculture requires control of source and transportation factors at field, farm and watershed/catchment scales. There is a continuing need to develop and adopt appropriate measures to increase efficacy of nutrient management in reducing loads to aquatic systems.

Livestock, Range, & Watershed Summer Livestock, Range, & Watershed The water years,and were all well below average. Annual forage production has been monitored in San Luis Obispo U Davis Rangeland Watershed Laboratory Managing DroughtFile Size: 2MB. grazing situation.

Do you have dairy cattle and use hour paddocks, a sheep flock, a large cow/ calf beef herd and just one pasture. Do you have a warm, slow-flowing creek or a class 1 cold-water trout stream. There is no one best plan.

Design a riparian grazing system for your resources and goals. The use of a riparian paddock and flash File Size: KB. Introduction. Forage production, defined in Chapter 1 as the integrated end-product of conversion of solar energy into plant biomass, is the foundation of range animal production systems.

Because plant biomass is of limited caloric value to man as a primary consumer, the value of this renewable resource is in the production of secondary and tertiary products through grazing animals. April, June and again in the fall. The grazed water­ sheds varied in grazing intensity as defined by the number of animal units (AU) per acre combined with the grazing time.

Overgrazed is defined as a stocking rate of ~3 AUs/ac with a grazing period of several months at a time, whereas rotational grazed is.

Influence of grazing pressure on biomass production As grazing pressure increases biomass production decreases. The biomass yield on non-grazed plots varied from – t/ha, and on grazed plots from – t/ha MoWR/EARO/IWMI/ILRI Workshop 91 Livestock grazing impact on vegetation, soil and hydrology in a tropical highland watershed.

Grazing with domestic livestock (mainly sheep and cattle) is the major land use of Australian rangelands. The number of animals that can be sustained without irreversible damage to the soil and vegetation resource is strongly controlled by climate, particularly rainfall and its seasonal distribution (Wilson and Harrington ).Cited by:.

Abstract. Environmental Effects of Conservation Practices on Grazing Lands, Special Reference Briefs U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library. This bibliography is one in a multi-volume set developed by the Water Quality Information Center at the National Agricultural Library in support of the U.S.

Department of Agriculture’s Conservation Effects Assessment.Cattle - Grazing our watersheds ASTUDYof water quality in streams in the North Okanagan area watersheds that are grazed by cattle each summer. The North Okanagan Livestock Association wishes to acknowl-edge the funding support of the Agriculture Environment Partnership Initiative, a joint venture of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, the British.The Science Issue and Relevance: In freshwater wetlands, hydrology greatly influences nutrient stoichiometry and sensitivity to nutrient general, wetlands that only receive local rainfall inputs (small catchment areas; e.g., bogs) are phosphorus limited .