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Automatic manure scrapers for reduced ammonia emissions (POWER Practice Abstract)

{Tool} Automatic manure scrapers for reduced ammonia emissions (POWER Practice Abstract). Creator(s): Bark, Linnea; Salomon, Eva and Eppenstein, Rennie. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture. CORE Organic Practice Abstracts. (2021)

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Summary

This POWER Practice Abstract recommends the use of automatic scrapers for reduced ammonia emissions, which remove manure daily or several times per day if needed. Daily scraping of the toilet area during the summer considerably decreases ammonia emissions, compared to scraping 1-3 times a week, since a dry and clean area has hardly to no detectable ammonia emissions.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
What problem does the tool address?:The greatest environmental impact from pigs housed in stables with access to a concrete outdoor run is related to the risk of high ammonia emissions from excretions in the outdoor run. Ammonia emissions increase exponentially with higher temperatures.
What solution does the tool offer?:A more frequent removal of manure from the toilet area reduces ammonia emissions and thereby reduces the environmental impact of organic pig production. Automatic scrapers on the outdoor toilet-area give farmers the possibility to increase scraping frequency, while reducing the workload.
Country:Switzerland
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Keywords:Pigs, automatic scrapers, ammonia emissions, manure, hygiene, outdoor run
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
ammonia
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_349
English
ammonium
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_32634
English
manure management
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_2ed1deb4
English
hygiene
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_3739
English
swine
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7555
English
sows
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_7271
English
production systems
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_a175b273
English
animal health
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_431
English
animal welfare
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_443
English
animal housing
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_432
English
animal husbandry
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_8532
English
animal husbandry equipment
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_25746
English
farm buildings
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_10743
Subjects: Soil > Nutrient turnover
Environmental aspects > Air and water emissions
Animal husbandry > Health and welfare
Animal husbandry > Production systems > Pigs
Farming Systems > Farm nutrient management
Research affiliation: European Union > CORE Organic Cofund > POWER
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal > Animal health
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Animal > Pigs
Related Links:https://www.fibl.org, https://organic-farmknowledge.org/de/tool/39893
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Gernert, Maria
ID Code:39893
Deposited On:19 May 2021 08:33
Last Modified:27 May 2021 08:54
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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