Odor and Nutrient Management Newsletter

Summer 2002

Newsletter survey

We value your opinion and want to know what you think about the Odor and Nutrient Management newsletter. In addition, we would like to know about your manure management practices to better identify our readers’ needs. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey. Please download here Word-version and return per email attachment to Angie Rieck-Hinz. Or print out pdf-version and send by mail to:

Angela Rieck-Hinz
2104 Agronomy Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011

Or you can complete the survey the easy way on-line below. Thanks for your response.

1. Please rate the quality of the newsletter on the following items.

Enter the number that best reflects your opinion. 1- Strongly Disagree --- 5- Strongly Agree

The information was timely:
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The text was easy to read:
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The information improved my ability to make management decisions:
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2. Did Odor and Nutrient Management contain information not available to you elsewhere?

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3. Did you change any fertility management practice, manure management practice or employ any odor control technologies as a result of information in Odor and Nutrient Management? (check all that apply).

Odor management
Manure application rates
Application technology
Implement setback requirements for land application
Nutrient management practices
Substitution of manure for commercial fertilizer
Other (describe)

4. Estimate a dollar value for the savings or profit made because of these changes:

5. What is your primary occupation?

Farm manager
Livestock production manager
Ag chem/fertilizer dealer
NRCS employee
County supervisor
Crop consultant
County extension staff
Research/extension specialist
Commercial manure applicator
Other (specify)

6. As a livestock producer, do you use any of the following practices or strategies to reduce odors or emissions from your livestock facility? (check all that apply).

Synthetic pit covers
Bio-pit covers
Pit additives
Feed management
Inject/incorporate manure
Other (specify)

7. Do you use some type of feeding management practice to reduce nutrients excreted in manure? (Check all that apply)

Feeding phytase to reduce dietary total phosphorus content
Phase feeding
Split-sex feeding
Feeding synthetic amino acids to reduce dietary crude protein
Following NRC dietary requirements
Formulating diet to meet degradable/undegradable ruminant protein requirements
Other (specify)

8. What is your overall opinion of the Odor and Nutrient Management newsletter? We value your opinion and want to know what you think about the Odor and Nutrient Management Newsletter.

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Iowa Manure Matters: Odor and Nutrient Management is published by Iowa State University Extension, with funding support from the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service through Cooperative Agreement No. 74-6114-8-22. To subscribe or change the address of a current subscription, write to Angela Rieck-Hinz, 2104 Agronomy Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 50011-1010 or call 515-294-9590, fax 515-294-9985 or email: amrieck@iastate.edu. Please indicate you are inquiring about the Odor and Nutrient Management Newsletter. The newsletter's coordinators are Angela Rieck-Hinz, extension program specialist, Department of Agronomy, Wendy Powers, environmental extension specialist, Department of Animal Science, and Robert Burns, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering; the editor is Jean McGuire, the subscription manager is Rachel Klein, the production designer is Beth Kroeschell, and the web page designer is Liisa Jarvinen.

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