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  Document AGEC-856 Groundwater: A Resource for the Future

This fact sheet describes the location, quality, and how to protect Oklahoma's groundwater supplies.

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  Document ANSI-8220 On-Farm Mortality Composting of Livestock Carcasses

By Josh Payne and Brian Pugh. Livestock mortality is an issue faced by every livestock farming operation, both large and small. For many producers, carcass disposal options are limited, can be costly, and may temporarily disturb the land needed for grazing. Improper disposal of dead animal carcasses and the resulting leach­ate (carcass fluids) can negatively impact surface water and groundwater quality. One state approved procedure that livestock producers may not be familiar with is composting. By definition, composting is a controlled biological decomposition process that converts organic matter into a stable, humus-like product. While backyard composting systems have a well-blended mixture of components (carbon and nitrogen), which results in a rapid compost cycle, livestock composting is a slower process. Composting livestock carcasses is characterized by the break down of a large centralized nitrogen source (carcass) that is surrounded by a carbon source (bulking agent). Reviewed June 2013.

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  Document BAE-1531 The Ogallala Aquifer

By Saleh Taghvaeian, R. Scott Frazier, Dustin Livingston and Garey Fox. This fact sheet discusses the Ogallala Aquifer, the primary source of water for many communities throughout the High Plains region.

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  Document NREM-2884 How Eastern Redcedar Encroachment Effects the Water Cycle of Oklahoma Rangelands

By Chris Zou, Don Turton, and Dave Engle. This fact sheet provides basic concepts about the linkages among climate, vegetation, and hydrological processes to evaluate the potential issues of redcedar encroachment. Reviewed July 2015.

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  Document Oklahom*A*Syst Brochure

This brochure describes th Oklahom*A*Syst Program, which is designed to help you protect, maintain, and improve the quality of ground water-your source of drinking water. Reviewed June 2014.

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  Document Oklahom*A*Syst Worksheet #1: Site Assessment: Protecting Water Quality Around Your Home

This worksheet will help you evaluate important physical characteristics of your home-site, such as soils, geology, depth to ground water, and distance to surface water. Reviewed June 2014.

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  Document Oklahom*A*Syst Worksheet #5: Managing Hazardous Household Products

This worksheet helps you make choices that will reduce risks to your family and your water resources. Remember, it is up to you to assure safe use and disposal of any products you use. Reviewed June 2014.

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  Document Oklahoma Farm & Ranch*A*Syst Assessment Planner

This assessment planner includes a grid to help you diagram your farm or ranch, which may provide useful information to help keep your ground water clean. Reviewed June 2014.

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  Document Oklahoma Farm & Ranch*A*Syst Fact Sheet 1

This fact sheet discusses reducing the risk of ground water contamination by improving drinking water well condition. Reviewed June 2014.

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  Document Oklahoma Farm & Ranch*A*Syst Fact Sheet 2

This fact sheet discusses reducing the risk of ground water contamination by improving pesticide storage and handling. Reviewed June 2014.

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  Document Oklahoma Farm & Ranch*A*Syst Fact Sheet 3

This fact sheet discusses reducing the risk of ground water contamination by improving fertilizer storage and handling. Reviewed June 2014.

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  Document Oklahoma Farm & Ranch*A*Syst Fact Sheet 4

This fact sheet discusses reducing the risk of ground water contamination by improving petroleum product storage. Reviewed June 2014.

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  Document Oklahoma Farm & Ranch*A*Syst Fact Sheet 5

This fact sheet discusses reducing the risk of ground water contamination by improving hazardous waste management. Reviewed June 2014.

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  Document Oklahoma Farm & Ranch*A*Syst Fact Sheet 6

This fact sheet discusses reducing the risk of ground water contamination by improving household wastewater treatment. Reviewed June 2014.

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  Document Oklahoma Farm & Ranch*A*Syst Fact Sheet 7

This fact sheet discusses reducing the risk of ground water contamination by improving swine, dairy, and beef cattle waste management. Reviewed June 2014.

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  Document Oklahoma Farm & Ranch*A*Syst Fact Sheet 8

This fact sheet discusses reducing the risk of ground water contamination by improving poultry waste management. Reviewed June 2014.

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  Document Oklahoma Farm & Ranch*A*Syst Worksheet 1

This worksheet is about assessing the risk of ground water contamination from drinking water well condition. Reviewed June 2014.

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  Document Oklahoma Farm & Ranch*A*Syst Worksheet 2

This worksheet is about assessing the risk of ground water contamination from pesticide storage and handling. Reviewed June 2014.

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  Document Oklahoma Farm & Ranch*A*Syst Worksheet 3

This worksheet is about assessing the risk of ground water contamination from fertilizer storage and handling. Reviewed June 2014.

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  Document Oklahoma Farm & Ranch*A*Syst Worksheet 4

This worksheet is about assessing the risk of ground water contamination from petroleum product storage. Reviewed June 2014.

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