What is Agricultural Waste?

July 11, 2016

Agricultural waste is refuse produced by farms in the production of agriculture. This is made up of poultry and livestock manure; residuals from output and marketing of poultry, cattle, and fur-bearing animals; and the remains from the production and harvest of grain, vegetable, and fruit.

This refuse can have severe effects on the environment by how it is created, stored, or reused. Some of this refuse is reused as fertilizer and can be washed out of fields by rain and over watering (see Agricultural Runoff).

Other Sources

“Agricultural Waste.” Progressive Gardening. http://www.progressivegardening.com/agricultural-wastes/definition-of-agricultural-waste.html. Accessed July 5, 2016.

United States Environmental Protection Agency. “Search Results: Agricultural Waste.” United States Environmental Protection Agency. https://iaspub.epa.gov/sor_internet/registry/termreg/searchandretrieve/termsandacronyms/search.do?search=&term=agricultural%20waste Accessed July 11, 2016.