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Central Kentucky Backyard Stream Guide
2/1/2017 (new)

Many urban homeowners are not sure what to do about the stream in their backyard. Who owns it? How can I take care of it? What plants are good for my streambanks? These common questions lead to some confusing answers. This publication is designed to help the homeowner of a backyard stream appreciate this resource, protect personal property, and improve water quality and habitat. | ID-242
1,500 printed copies | 24 pages | 5,530 words | 82 downloads | PDF: 15,699 kb


Kentucky Nutrient Management Planning Guidelines (KyNMP)
3/4/2016 (minor revision)

Nutrients are constantly cycling through farms. Nutrients come onto a farm in the form of feed, commercial fertilizers, manure, or compost, and they leave the farm with harvested crops, sold livestock, and off-site disposal of manure and other waste. Sometimes nutrients are even lost to the air, soil, or water. Nutrient management allows farmers to use nutrients wisely for optimal economic benefit with minimal impact on the environment. | ID-211
web only | 50 pages | 10,283 words | 141 downloads | PDF: 3,600 kb


Understanding and Protecting Kentucky's Watersheds
11/8/2013 (new)

Regardless of where you are, you are always in a watershed. A watershed is any area of land that drains water to a single water body such as a stream or lake. | HENV-206
web only | 3 pages | 6,687 words | 85 downloads | PDF: 2,511 kb


On-Farm Disposal of Animal Mortalities
5/6/2013 (minor revision)

Animal mortalities are an expected part of animal production. Depending on the scale of the animal enterprise, animal mortalities can overwhelm the producer with a large number and mass of dead animals. This publication provides guidance to the producer for handling animal mortalities in accordance with Kentucky law. | ID-167
web only | 4 pages | 1,382 words | 60 downloads | PDF: 1,300 kb


On-Farm Composting of Animal Mortalities
5/6/2013 (minor revision)

On-farm composting can provide animal producers with a convenient method for disposing of animal mortalities and also provide a valuable soil amendment. In addition, the finished compost can be stockpiled and reused to help compost other mortalities. | ID-166
web only | 6 pages | 2,973 words | 94 downloads | PDF: 2,800 kb


Environmental Compliance for Dairy Operations
4/24/2013 (new)

Some farmers are reluctant to talk about the environment, but because farms are under increasing review by state and federal regulatory agencies, producers need to be familiar with environmental issues and regulations. Implementing best management practices (BMPs) can help farmers continue to protect the environment and increase productivity. | ID-200
web only | 6 pages | 4,179 words | 57 downloads | PDF: 1,000 kb


Going Green: Living an Environmentally Responsible Life
7/5/2011 (new)

Adopting a green lifestyle means making deliberate choices to lighten our impact on the natural world. | HENV-706
web only | 7 pages | 2,724 words | 51 downloads | PDF: 1,392 kb


Planting a Riparian Buffer
9/28/2010 (new)

Actively creating a riparian buffer typically consists of six steps: site assessment, planting plan development, site preparation, species selection, planting, and protection and maintenance. | ID-185
web only | 8 pages | - | 96 downloads | PDF: 3,265 kb


Riparian Buffers: A Livestock Best Management Practice for Protecting Water Quality
9/22/2009 (new)

In Kentucky, cattle on pastures are often watered by streams. Although this practice solves water requirements for cattle, providing livestock free access to streams and riparian areas can lead to a contaminated water supply and damaged ecosystems. A better solution is to implement riparian buffers with limited access points to streams or provide alternative water sources. This practice can protect water quality, increase herd production, and provide other landowner benefits. The purpose of this publication is to explain the role of riparian areas and how they can benefit the livestock producer, the herd, and the environment. | ID-175
200 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 72 downloads | PDF: 721 kb


Options for Controlling Canada Geese
1/15/2009 (new)

The average Canada goose produces more fecal waste than a dairy cow on a per-weight basis. In addition, gaggles of resident Canada geese have been associated with problems of over grazing. Having large amounts of fecal waste around a riparian area that has limited vegetation can lead to the runoff of nutrients, sediment, and pathogens, which can contaminate ponds, lakes, and streams in Kentucky. | ID-174
200 printed copies | 2 pages | - | 23 downloads | PDF: 140 kb


Drinking Water Quality Guidelines for Cattle
3/26/2008 (new)

| ID-170
120 printed copies | 4 pages | - | 35 downloads | PDF: 300 kb