Uusi-Kämppä, Jaana; Närvänen, Aaro and Jansson, Håkan (2011) Mitigation of phosphorus and faecal bacteria losses to water from horse paddocks. In: Housing and management of horses in Nordic and Baltic climate, Nordic Association of Agricultural Scientists, 7 (2), NJF Report, pp. 22-25.
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The losses of P and faecal microbes from outdoor paddocks are possible to decrease by removing
dung, choosing the right floor materials and adding of the P-binding material into the surface layer
of the floor. In the present study, sand retained more P and faecal coliforms than woodchips. The
concentrations were lower in percolation water compared to surface runoff water, since the floor
materials retained P and sieved coliforms. Addition of Fe-containing amendment into the sand floor
decreased P concentrations and possibly also numbers of faecal coliforms in percolation water.
More research is, however, needed to obtain the right amendments and suitable amounts.
|EPrint Type:||Conference paper, poster, etc.|
|Type of presentation:||Paper|
|Keywords:||phosphorus, faecal bacteria, losses, outdoor exercise areas, horses|
|Subjects:||Environmental aspects > Air and water emissions|
|Research affiliation:||Finland > MTT Agrifood Research|
|Deposited By:||Koistinen, Riitta|
|Deposited On:||23 Sep 2011 08:09|
|Last Modified:||23 Sep 2011 08:09|
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