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Amanda A. Gumbert


ID-242

Central Kentucky Backyard Stream Guide

2/11/2019 (minor revision)
Authors: Carmen Agouridis, Amanda A. Gumbert, Chris Sass

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.

Departments: Ag Programs, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Landscape Architecture
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 15.70 mb
Pages: 24



IP-73

Living Along a Kentucky Stream

11/8/2017 (minor revision)
Authors: Tom Barnes, Amanda A. Gumbert, Lee Townsend

Guidelines for maintaining a healthy stream and understanding stream stewardship.

Departments: Ag Programs, Entomology, Forestry and Natural Resources
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
Size: 6.83 mb
Pages: 12



ID-211

Kentucky Nutrient Management Planning Guidelines (KyNMP)

3/4/2016 (minor revision)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert, Steve Higgins, Kylie Schmidt

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.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 3.60 mb
Pages: 50



HENV-206

Understanding and Protecting Kentucky's Watersheds

11/8/2013 (new)
Authors: Jenny Cocanougher, Amanda A. Gumbert, Ashley Osborne

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.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, County Extension
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 2.51 mb
Pages: 3



ID-166

On-Farm Composting of Animal Mortalities

5/6/2013 (minor revision)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert, Steve Higgins, Sarah Wightman

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.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 2.80 mb
Pages: 6



ID-167

On-Farm Disposal of Animal Mortalities

5/6/2013 (minor revision)
Authors: Spencer Guinn, Amanda A. Gumbert, Steve Higgins

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.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 1.30 mb
Pages: 4



ID-200

Environmental Compliance for Dairy Operations

4/24/2013 (new)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert, Steve Higgins, Sarah Wightman

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.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 1.00 mb
Pages: 6



HENV-706

Going Green: Living an Environmentally Responsible Life

7/5/2011 (new)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert, Ashley Osborne

Adopting a green lifestyle means making deliberate choices to lighten our impact on the natural world.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Series: Home and Environment (HENV series)
Size: 1.39 mb
Pages: 7



ID-185

Planting a Riparian Buffer

9/28/2010 (new)
Authors: Carmen Agouridis, Chris Barton, Amanda A. Gumbert, Sarah Wightman

Actively creating a riparian buffer typically consists of six steps: site assessment, planting plan development, site preparation, species selection, planting, and protection and maintenance.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Forestry and Natural Resources
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 3.27 mb
Pages: 8



ID-175

Riparian Buffers: A Livestock Best Management Practice for Protecting Water Quality

9/22/2009 (new)
Authors: Carmen Agouridis, Amanda A. Gumbert, Steve Higgins

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.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 721 kb
Pages: 4



ID-174

Options for Controlling Canada Geese

1/15/2009 (new)
Authors: Spencer Guinn, Amanda A. Gumbert, Steve Higgins

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.

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 140 kb
Pages: 2



ID-170

Drinking Water Quality Guidelines for Cattle

3/26/2008 (new)
Authors: Carmen Agouridis, Amanda A. Gumbert, Steve Higgins

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Series: Interdepartmental (ID series)
Size: 300 kb
Pages: 4



IP-74

A Guide to Open Burning

8/22/2007 (reprinted)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
Size: 430 kb
Pages: 6



IP-75

Know the Facts Before You Burn

10/31/2006 (reprinted)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert

Departments: Agriculture and Natural Resources
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
Size: 3.06 mb
Pages: 8



IP-71

Nutrient Management in Kentucky

12/1/2001 (new)
Authors: Amanda A. Gumbert, Monroe Rasnake, Joe Taraba, Bill Thom

Departments: Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Plant and Soil Sciences
Series: Interprogram (IP series)
Size: 278 kb
Pages: 12