PART 4, “ANIMAL AGRICULTURE’S FUTURE THROUGH BIOTECHNOLOGY.”Manure from food animals is a valuable source of fertilizer, but concentrations of manure nutrients and metals may exceed needs for plant growth and cause environmental pollution. Biotechnology has emerged as one of the most effective tools for monitoring manure nutrient composition. This paper reviews the existing biotechnology (including novel technology) applied to manage animal manure nutrients and discusses potential biotechnology derived by genomics approaches. It also addresses specific areas of plant-, animal-, microorganism-, and diet-based approaches for management; models of potential benefits of biotechnology; and industrial, societal, and governmental issues. (Keywords: Biotechnology, GMO, manure management)
Chair: Xingen Lei, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. IP33, July 2006, 20 pp., Available free online and in print (fee for shipping/handling).
William (Randy) Walker
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