upstream crop picture

Big Creek Research and Extension Team 

The Big Creek Research and Extension Team, BCRET, is responsible for evaluating the potential impact and sustainable management of the C&H Farm operation on the water quality of Big Creek. The study includes the following major tasks:

1. Monitoring the fate and transport of nitrogen, phosphorus, sediment, and bacteria from land-applied swine slurry to pastures.

2. Assessing the potential impact of farming operations (slurry holding ponds and land applied slurry) on the water quality of Big Creek below the C&H Farm, as well as emerging springs and ephemeral streams.

3. Determining the effectiveness and sustainability of alternative manure management techniques, including solid-liquid separation, which may enhance the export of nutrient out of the watershed.



Big Creek Research and Extension Team

Question and Answer

Bacteria Trends in Flowing Waters

E. coli in Flowing Waters

Electrical Resistivity Imaging