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Iowa Strategy to Reduce Nutrient Loss

Iowa Strategy to Reduce Nutrient Loss

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Recertify at the Iowa Pork Congress for FREE

Recertify at the Iowa Pork Congress for FREE

  ICNAA’s is excited to once again offer a FREE and unique recertification program for nutrient applicators. Rather than watch a three hour video for recertification, nutrient applicators will have the opportunity to participate in a LIVE workshop. Registration to the Iowa Pork Congress and lunch is FREE for ICNAA Members. Join ICNNA to strengthen our voice statewide. Download Iowa Pork Congress Voucher Agenda 10:00 – 10:05 a.m....

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Managing Manure Storage Structures During Wet Weather

Managing Manure Storage Structures During Wet Weather

Written by:  Robert Burn, ISU Extension Manure Management Specialist During excessively high rainfall periods Iowa producers with open manure storages should closely monitor manure levels to prevent these structures from over-topping. If manure levels in storage ponds or tanks approach full capacity producers should make plans to remove manure from these structures. The over-topping of bermed earthen storage ponds and lagoons could result...

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Phosphorus Leaching Differs in Dairy Manures

Written by: Ann Perry, Agricultural Research Service Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have found that solid dairy manure is better than commercial fertilizer in miti- gating the amount of phosphorus that can accumulate in water percolating through the soil. But using liquid dairy manure can make it worse. These findings could help farmers in the semiarid western United States protect local watersheds from agricultural pollut-...

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SF432 – Restricting Liquid Manure Applications

Written by: Larry Kershner, FD Messenger, May 24, 2009 When both sides of an argument walk away disgusted over a compromise reached on a new law, one lawmaker said that that’s a positive sign. “We didn’t make everyone happy,” said state Sen. Rich Olive, D-Story City, vice chairman of the Senate ag committee, “so it must be a pretty good law.” Olive was referring to Senate File 432, which was passed in...

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DNR Issues Reminder to call in Manure, Chemical Spills

Written by: O.Kay Henderson, Radio Iowa, Wednesday, May 13, 2009 State officials are reminding businesses and farmers they are required by law to tell authorities when there are spills of liquid manure or farm chemicals. Ken Hessenius, supervisor of the Department of Natural Resources’ office in Spencer, is investigating three spills which have occured in his northwest Iowa region in the past 24 hours. “The concern is timely...

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