Animal Sciences Research and Education Center (ASREC)


Wetlands Study

Sixteen wetland cells, plus a pumping station were constructed adjacent to the swine lagoon in the fall of 1993. Effluent from the final cell of this three-cell swine lagoon can be pumped into wetland cells at various rates and dilutions. In each cell, hydrophytic plant life (such as cattail or bulrush) were established in order to study the ability of wetland plant life to remove nitrogen, phosphorous, and other potential pollutants from animal waste. This research effort included Animal Sciences, Agricultural Engineering, Forestry/National Resources, and Agricultural Economics.