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Farm Odor

Natural Resources and Agriculture

  1. Eric P. Smith

Published Online: 15 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vnn035

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

Encyclopedia of Environmetrics

How to Cite

Smith, E. P. 2013. Farm Odor. Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 2.

Author Information

  1. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JAN 2013


Farm odor is becoming an increasingly important environmental problem due to the increase and specialization of farms and proximity to housing. Two common methods for odor measurement, olfactometry and gas chromatography, are described. Odor regulation and reduction methods are discussed.


  • olfactometry;
  • gas chromatography;
  • hedonic tone;
  • dispersion model;
  • detection threshold