Abstract

Agricultural waste, which includes both natural (organic) and non-natural wastes, is a general term used to describe waste produced on a farm through various farming activities. These activities can include but are not limited to dairy farming, horticulture, seed growing, livestock breeding, grazing land, market gardens, nursery plots, and even woodlands that are used as ancillary to the use of the land for other agricultural purposes. Given 'agricultural waste' encompasses such a broad class of biodegradable and non-biodegradable components, the focus of this chapter is first to identify and narrow down the boundaries to accommodate agricultural waste derived from animal agriculture and farming activities. Examples are provided of how animal agriculture and various practices adopted at farm-scale impact on the environment. When discharged to the environment, agricultural wastes can be both beneficial and detrimental to living matter, and the review therefore also addresses the pros and cons of waste derived from animal agriculture in today's environment. Given agricultural wastes are not restricted to a particular location, but rather are distributed widely, their effect on natural resources such as surface and ground waters, soil and crops, as well as human health, are addressed.

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Guide to Alternative Fuels

Your Alternative Fuel Solution for Saving Money, Reducing Oil Dependency, and Helping the Planet. Ethanol is an alternative to gasoline. The use of ethanol has been demonstrated to reduce greenhouse emissions slightly as compared to gasoline. Through this ebook, you are going to learn what you will need to know why choosing an alternative fuel may benefit you and your future.

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