Using Compost for a Safer Environment

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Originator: Iowa State University
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Using Compost for a Safer Environment
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Publication_Place: Iowa
Publisher: IOWA State University
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Abstract:
As a follow-up to the Iowa Groundwater Protection Act of 1987, lawmakers passed further legislation in 1989 to stem the growth of landfills and improve solid waste management. The new legislation mandated a 50% reduction (by year 2000) in the amount of solid waste buried in landfills, and imposed an immediate ban on land filling of yard and garden wastes. Ten years later, 76 composting facilities in Iowa divert 350,000 tons of yard waste, sewage sludge, and industrial organics from landfills each year. Despite many solid waste management successes during the past decade, however, 900,000 tons of organics still go into Iowa landfills each year, making continued growth of organics recycling a top priority in Iowa. To help expand potential markets for recycled organics the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Department of Transportation, and Iowa State University have joined forces to evaluate the possible benefits of using composted organics to reduce erosion and runoff from new or reconstructed roadway embankments and ditches. This data collected here is designed to showcase the objectives, methods, and results of the project. The first round of erosion and water quality samples were collected during the summer of 2000 and are currently being analyzed in the laboratory. Further rainfall simulation studies are planned for the summer of 2001, and summaries of new project results will be posted here as they become available. Project Objectives: Measure and compare the quantity and quality of roadside vegetation (grasses) grown on conventionally treated roadway foreslopes with vegetation produced on foreslopes amended with various levels of three types of composted organics produced in Iowa. Measure and compare soil characteristics, runoff quantity, and soil erosion occurring on conventionally-treated roadway foreslopes with that occurring on foreslopes treated with composted organics. Use field measurements of soil erosion to calculate interrill and rill soil erodibility factors that can be used with the USDA Water Erosion Prediction Program to model and predict the effects of compost. Currently, some examples are being analyzed,and some observations were made on the plots. Additional results will be added here soon. [Summary provided by IOWA State University]
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REFERENCE: Haug, Roger T. (1993). The Practical Handbook of Compost Engineering. Lewis Publishers. Boca Raton, FL. Natural Resource, Agriculture, and Engineering Service. (1992). On-Farm Composting Handbook. NRAES-54. Ithaca, NY.
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Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -97.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 44.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 40.0
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > HYDRAULIC CONDUCTIVITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > RECLAMATION/REVEGETATION/RESTORATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL ABSORPTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL BULK DENSITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL CHEMISTRY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL CLASSIFICATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL COLOR
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL COMPACTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL CONSISTENCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL FERTILITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > SOILS > SOIL WATER HOLDING CAPACITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > HABITAT CONVERSION/FRAGMENTATION > RECLAMATION/REVEGETATION/RESTORATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > LAND MANAGEMENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > EROSION/SEDIMENTATION > EROSION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > EROSION/SEDIMENTATION > LANDSLIDES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > EROSION/SEDIMENTATION > WEATHERING
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS
Theme_Keyword: CERDP > COMPOST/EROSION RESEARCH AND DEMONSTRATION PROJECT
Theme_Keyword: Erosion
Theme_Keyword: Soil Characteristics
Theme_Keyword: Soil Erodibility Factors
Theme_Keyword: Soil Preservation
Theme_Keyword: Water Erosion Prediction Program
Theme_Keyword: Compost
Theme_Keyword: Treatment Plots
Theme_Keyword: Grassed Plots
Theme_Keyword: Land Management
Theme_Keyword: FARMING
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
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Theme_Keyword: IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Theme_Keyword: PLANNING CADASTRE
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > IOWA
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: IA/DNR > Department of Natural Resources, Iowa
Contact_Person: TODD BOGENSCHUTZ
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Iowa Department of Natural Resources
Address: 900 E. Grand
City: Des Moines
State_or_Province: Iowa
Postal_Code: 50319-0034
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 515 432-2823
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 515 432-2835
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: IA-STATE/CE/ABE > Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering, College of Engineering, Iowa State University
Contact_Person: SUNDAY TIM
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Iowa State University
Address: 100 Davidson Hall
City: AMES
State_or_Province: IA
Postal_Code: 50011-3080
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 515-294-0466
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 515-294-2552
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: tim@iastate.edu
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Contact_Organization: IA/DOT > Department of Transportation, Iowa
Contact_Person: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Iowa Department of Transportation
Address: 800 Lincoln Way
City: Ames
State_or_Province: Iowa
Postal_Code: 50010
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 515-239-1101
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 515-239-1639
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jerry.dickinson@dot.state.ia.us
Resource_Description: Iowa_CERDP
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
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http://www.iowadnr.com/
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DATA CENTER URL
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http://www.abe.iastate.edu/
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http://www.dot.state.ia.us/
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http://www.caes.uga.edu/
Access_Instructions:
Compost/Erosion Research and Demonstration Project homepage
Fees: No Fees
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20020826
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090602
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: TYLER B. STEVENS
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Address: Global Change Master Directory
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 614-6898
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Tyler.B.Stevens@nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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