Livestock Nutrient Management in Arkansas
All crops need nutrients to survive, flourish, and grow enough product to feed a growing human population. Nutrients come in the form of fertilizers and include such products as chicken litter. Too many nutrients, or incorrect application timing, may have negative impacts on both the crop and the environment.
For this reason, it is important to practice nutrient management so that suitable amounts of nutrients can be applied that will benefit the crop and have minimal environmental impacts.
The primary goal of nutrient management is to properly utilize nutrients for agronomic
while protecting natural resources
|FSA-1041||Liquid Manure Solids Management|
|FSA-1043||Reducing Mud Problems in Cattle Heavy Use Areas With Coal Combustion By-Products (Fly Ash) (color)|
|FSA-3021||Water for Beef Cattle|
|FSA-3024||Nitrate Poisoning in Cattle|
|FSA-8003||Treating Poultry Litter With Alum|
|FSA-8011||Identify Poultry Water System Contamination Challenges|
|FSA-9094||Algal Blooms, Scums and Mats in Ponds (color)|
|FSA-9515||Nutrient Management Planning for Livestock Operations: An Overview (color)|
|FSA-9517||Nutrients and Water Quality Concerns (color)|
|FSA-9518||Environmental Issues for Small Swine Farmers (color)|
|FSA-9529||Nutrient Analysis of Poultry Litter (color)|
|MP375||Beef Cattle Management for Water Quality Protection in Arkansas
grazing management, management of heavy use areas
|Poultry Water Quality Handbook | Poultry Water Quality Consortium|
|Agricultural Phosphorus and Eutrophication | Agricultural Research Service | USDA|
|Manure & Nutrient Management | National Institute of Food & Agriculture (NIFA) | USDA|
|FSA-29||New Arkansas Laws Regulate Use and Management of Poultry Litter and Other Nutrients|
|FSA-3004||Regulation No. 5: Liquid Animal Waste Management Systems|
|FSA-9523||An Overview of Regulations for Nutrient Management on Livestock Farms in Arkansas
overview of Title XX, Title XXI, and Title XXII
|FSA-9523SP||Un Resumen de las Regulaciones para el Manejo de Nutrientes en las Fincas Ganaderas
Spanish version of FSA-9523
Current Arkansas Rules in Nutrient Surplus Areas | Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC)
1990 Arkansas Water Plan - Eight basin reports covering the entire State have been prepared. These reports inventory the water resources of the basins, identify current and future water problems within the basins, and recommend the actions.
2014 Arkansas Water Plan Update - The update will bring data, science, and public input together to define water demands, water supplies, issues, and potential solutions to meet our needs for the next 40 years through 2050. The update will be presented to the ANRC in November 2014.
Non-Stormwater NPDES General Permits | Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)
The purpose of the general permit is to provide a streamlined National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting process for certain classes or categories of industrial point source discharges. Coverage under a NPDES general permit is unique in that a facility operates and discharges under the requirements of the applicable general permit rule rather than the requirements of an individual permit.
CAFO General Permit ARG590000 - Fact Sheet
CAFO Permit Requirements Flow Chart and CAFO Definitions and Sizes
Regulation 5 - Liquid Animal Waste Management Systems effective June 22, 2012
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) | Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The Federal Water Pollution Control Act, commonly referred to as the Clean Water Act (CWA), created a federal permitting program – the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) – that requires a permit of any person discharging pollutants into a surface water body.
Concentrated, confined animal operations which are covered by EPA regulations defining
"concentrated animal feeding operation" (CAFO) are subject to the NPDES program.
The EPA requires all CAFOs to apply for an
Excerpts taken from CAFO Opinion of the Arkansas Attorney General 2013-102 released 11/13/2013