Landowners and managers need a way of estimating quail populations to determine whether quail management practices are successful. Several direct and indirect methods of counting quail are described, including roadside counts, helicopter surveys, covey flush rates, drive counts, line-transect counts, mark-recapture, call counts, age ratios, and dummy nests. (12 pp., 7 photos, 4 graphs, 3 illustrations)
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Air quality standards are being strictly enforced for animal feeding operations. Animal producers, technical service providers and the general public should be familiar with the terminology used in the laws that govern air quality standards. (4 pages)
This 4-pages publication examines greenhouse gas emission (GHG) sources within animal agriculture operations and how producers can decrease GHG emissions in an economically viable manner while reducing their overall carbon footprint.
This 9-page publication explains the regulations, options, and procedures for closing earthen storage and treatment structures for livestock or poultry manure. (9 pages)
Ammonia emissions from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) can have potentially negative effects on air, water quality, human, and animal health. This educational bulletin discusses: Environmental and health concerns Regulatory issues Emissions measurement Abatement methods for effective management of ammonia emissions (11 pages)