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Upper Midwest Manure Handling Expo

Iowa State University and the Iowa Commercial Nutrient Applicators Association invite you to the 2009 Upper Midwest Manure Handling Expo-SET for Fall: Safety, Efficiency, & Technology on July 22, 2009 in Boone, Iowa. The 2009 Upper Midwest Manure Handling Expo is designed to provide an opportunity for exhibitors and consumers to discuss and compare manure-handling equipment, products and services as well as provide educational...

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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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New Manure Nutrient Management Research Available

Written by: John Sawyer, Department of Agronomy Iowa crop and livestock farmers, as top producers of corn, soybeans, pork, eggs, and other agricultural products are in an advantageous position economically and environmentally. Not only do livestock producers enjoy the benefits of locally grown crops for the feed that they need, but crop producers also enjoy the benefits of using manure as a nutrient source. To help producers make the most...

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Manure Application on Frozen Ground Poses Risks to Water

Livestock producers who lack adequate manure storage may face a dilemma – how to apply manure after the ground has frozen without risking adverse effects on nearby streams. “Applying manure on frozen or snow-covered ground is risky business,” said Dan Olson, an environmental specialist in the Atlantic DNR field office, “because the manure thaws on top of the ground and runs off before the ground thaws and it can soak in. “Producers need to...

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