Effects of Ranch Management On Surface Water Quality by ProQuest


Pastures that don't have a high stocking rate or heavy grazing pressure are sufficient to filter manure and other contaminants naturally. However, pastures that are unhealthy would benefit from occasional harrowing or raking to break up manure piles. Ultraviolet light from the sun would be better able to kill bacteria and small particles of manure are more readily distributed into the soil for plant nutrition.

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