Summer 2009

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PRINT VERSION (pdf) Download the Summer 2009 issue of Iowa Manure Matters - Odor and Nutrient Management Newsletter in pdf format.

Producers Should Check State Law Changes for Confinements
As confinement livestock and poultry producers make plans for the future, they should be aware of changes in state law that may affect them. The laws are already in effect or will be in effect shortly. More
Expo2009 Upper Midwest Manure Handdlers Expo
Join us for the 2009 Upper Midwest Manure Handling Expo on July 22 in Boone. The gates open at 8 a.m., with events continuing until 6 p.m. Admission is free and on-site parking is only $5. More

Schroeder Applies Swine Manure Using Low Disturbance Method
For more than 20 years Plymouth County farmer Tony Schroeder applied swine manure to his cropland using disk blades attached to a honey wagon, leaving less than 20 percent residue cover. But after seeing his neighbor knife in swine manure using a low soil disturbance method three years ago, Schroeder decided this was an application process he should try. More

Hydrogen Sulfide Detection System for Slurry Applicators
Each year swine are lost to hydrogen sulfide (H2S) poisoning from unexpected burst releases during slurry removal from deep pit swine housing. Commercial slurry applicators, producers and previous research agree that increased ventilation can be required to dissipate dangerous H2S bursts that occur during pump-out events. However, continuous increased ventilation during cold weather can lead to increased heating costs and stressful conditions impacting swine health. More



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