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Seasonal persistence of faecal indicator organisms in soil following dairy slurry application to land by surface broadcasting and shallow injection

Hodgson, C, Oliver, D.M., Fish, R, Bulmer, N., Heathwaite, A.L., Winter, D.M., Chadwick, David R. (2016) Seasonal persistence of faecal indicator organisms in soil following dairy slurry application to land by surface broadcasting and shallow injection. Journal of Environmental Management, 183 (Pt 1). pp. 325-332. ISSN 0301-4797. (doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.08.047) (KAR id:59893)

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Abstract

Dairy farming generates large volumes of liquid manure (slurry), which is ultimately recycled to agricultural

some spread the slurry to the sward surface whereas others deliver the slurry under the sward and into

was to investigate the impact of two slurry application methods (surface broadcast versus shallow injection)

grassland plots across contrasting seasons. A significant increase in FIO persistence (measured by the

shallow injection, and FIO decay rates were significantly higher for FIOs applied to grassland in spring

enterococci over time were also observed, with E. coli half-lives influenced more strongly by season of

agricultural GHG emissions to air it can also prolong the persistence of FIOs in soil, potentially increasing

is critical in order to guard against unintended environmental impacts of agricultural

management decisions

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.08.047
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Q Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Robert Fish
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2017 11:24 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 18:32 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/59893 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Fish, R: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7198-0403
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