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Three Honored for Global Efforts

Three Honored for Global Efforts | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Three NC State educators were honored with the Outstanding Global Engagement Award from the Office of International Affairs last week.
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Three educators received the Outstanding Global Engagement Award from the NCSU Office of International Affairs last week. CALS faculty Dr. Siddhartha Thakur, Asst. Prof. of swine health & reproduction, and Dr. Qiuyun “Jenny” Xiang, Prof. of plant biology, were honored for their efforts to promote international research, teaching, extension and economic  development. Among the other nominees was Dr. Tomislav Vukina, Prof. of agricultural and resource economics. In photo: Dr. Xiang appears on the left and Dr. Thakur, on the right.

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After 12 years of research, hog-waste disposal still reeks | Dr. Mike Williams, CALS Animal & Poultry Waste Management Center, comments on promising new technologies

After 12 years of research, hog-waste disposal still reeks | Dr. Mike Williams, CALS Animal & Poultry Waste Management Center, comments on promising new technologies | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Much has changed in the 15 years since state officials first got serious about finding a cleaner way to treat the waste from North Carolina’s 9 million-plus hogs. But much hasn’t.

 

But Dr. Williams, who is closely involved in the regulatory process, states that a new waste treatment system "seems to meet nearly every criterion to be named an official 'Environmentally Superior Technology' under the 2000 [Smithfield, NC] agreement"; and while the method may need tests for ammonia removal capacity, the technique is promising.

 

 

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CEFS report describes conservation practices for hog production | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sc..., NCSU

CEFS report describes conservation practices for hog production | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sc..., NCSU | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

"The Center for Environmental Farming Systems (CEFS) has released a new report entitled Conservation Practices in Outdoor Hog Production Systems: Findings and Recommendations from the Center for Environmental Farming Systems.

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"The report is intended for outdoor, pasture-based hog producers and those who advise them, including Cooperative Extension agents, Natural Resource Conservation Service district conservationists, Soil and Water Conservation district workers and third-party auditors. ...

 

"To read the report, or for more information about CEFS’ Alternative Swine Production Unit, visit http://www.cefs.ncsu.edu/whatwedo/researchunits/alternativeswine.html."

 

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