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Ammonia losses calculator


December 5, 2008
By Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development

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Alberta Agriculture is now offering an ammonia losses calculator.

Alberta Agriculture is now offering an ammonia losses calculator.

The calculator was developed by the University of Nebraska to estimate ammonia emissions from livestock facilities, and has been adapted to suit Alberta conditions. The calculator provides an approximation of ammonia emission based upon currently available information, and gives producers an estimate of the money saved if ammonia is not emitted to the atmosphere.

Ammonia losses from livestock facilities and manure storage pose environmental and agronomic problems. Ammonia volatilization varies greatly depending on the environmental conditions and manure management.

This calculator attempts to revise a tool that has been developed by University of Nebraska to calculate ammonia emissions from livestock operations. This calculator provides an approximation of ammonia emission based upon currently available information from USDA NRCS Agricultural Waste Management Field Handbook and LPES Lesson 21: Manure Storage Structures. The calculator is a simple tool for the producers to use to perform a quick ammonia losses calculation. Accurate ammonia loss estimates from manure are needed to improve nutrient management recommendations and test the value of ammonia abatement techniques.


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