Researchers at Iowa State University received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to investigate how livestock manure management systems affect the development of antibiotic resistant bacteria. The project will build upon previous research and fill gaps in the scientific understanding of how livestock farming and manure management can reduce antibiotic resistance. They will also assess the feasibility of certain practices, such as composting and anaerobic digestion, in stopping the spread of resistant bacteria.
This article appeared in the August 2021 issue of Journal of Nutrient Management
on page 5.
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