Effects of animal diet, manure application rate, and tillage on transport of microorganisms from manure-amended fields

Lisa M. Durso, John E. Gilley, David B. Marx, Bryan L. Woodbury

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Manure from cattle fed distillers' grain or corn diets was applied to fields, and the fields were subjected to rainfall simulation tests. Manure was added at three rates on till and no-till plots. Correlations between microbial transport and runoff characteristics were identified. Results indicate that diet affects phage but not bacterial transport from manure-amended fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6715-6717
Number of pages3
JournalApplied and environmental microbiology
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology

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