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An article summarizing nutrient runoff data performed at a confinement operation Wisconsin dairy farm by UW Discovery Farms and its on farm research.
Discover a confinement Wisconsin dairy farm operation and why UW Discovery Farms performed water and nutrient runoff on farm research.
Description of the on farm research monitoring station, equipment, sample collection, and maintenance performed by UW Discovery Farms.
Riechers Beef is a family farm in Lafayette County. Learn more about the farm and the family's participation in the Discovery Farms Program.
Fact sheet one in a series of fact sheets describing a pilot mapping program to increase understanding of vulnerable areas in karst landscapes.
Three field basins were monitored at Riechers Beef via monitoring stations in the waterway. Sampling procedures and equipment used are outlined
The farming system at Riechers Beef played a major role in the amount of runoff observed. Details are shared about surface runoff amount and timing for the seven years of monitoring.
This report explains the drivers of nutrient loss from this operation which utilizes livestock manure and does not perform any tillage on cropland.
The direct plant system at Riechers Beef plays a significant role in nutrient and sediment losses. This unique system and differences among no-till systems are discussed in this report.
With a significant amount of runoff occurring during the wintertime, manure applications during this time period need to be done with care. This report summarizes what we learned from winter manure application at Riechers Beef.
Riechers Beef is the family farming operation owned by Mark and Jan Riechers along with their sons Joe and Jeff. The farm is in Lafayette County, just west of Darlington. Cropland is in the Galena River and the Pecatonica River watersheds, eventually draining to the Mississipp...
A summary of all of the information learned from monitoring at Riechers Beef. This summary appeared in the Wisconsin agricultural papers in March 2013.
This summary includes information from all factsheets. The document includes sediment, phosphorus, and nitrogen losses from surface water and stream flow from a grazing dairy operation in Southwestern Wisconsin.
Specific information on the monitoring system and equipment that was in place at Heisner Family Dairy.
Learn about the precipitation and edge of field runoff results from the three year study at Heisner Family Dairy
Detailed information on precipitation, stream flow characteristics, and flow volume from the in-stream monitoring sites.
The amount of sediment contained in runoff from the edge of field site and flow through the stream sites is quantified. Seasonal differences in sediment yields are outlined.
Phosphorus loss from edge of field and in stream sites is featured. Differences in yield, seasonality, and speciation are highlighted.
Many times the majority of sediment and nutrient loss from cropland can occur in one or two runoff events a year. Information on single storm losses monitored at Heisner Family Dairy are detailed.