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2009 Confinement Site Manure Applicator Evaluation

Iowa State University Extension
Summary of Data Collected as of 9/02/09
Total Responses: 1347
(workshops: 1157, video: 187, webcast: 3)

Information presented
Excellent
Good
Fair
Poor
No
Response
1. Rules Update
693
51%
618
46%
29
2%
5
0%
2
0%
2. Applicator Safety
617
46%
666
49%
37
3%
9
1%
18
1%
3. Valuing Manure
753
56%
549
41%
27
2%
6
0%
12
1%
Overall evaluation:
Agree
Undecided
Disagree
Does Not
Apply
No
Response
4 The information presented today was useful for my farm operation.
1207
90%
97
7%
6
0%
32
2%
5
0%
5. The presenters were prepared and knowledgeable.
1270
94%
48
4%
4
0%
17
1%
8
1%
As a result of today's training workshop
will you:
Plan to Adopt
Adopted Prior
Choose not
to Adopt
Does Not
Apply
No
Response
6. Develop and implement an applicator safety program?
254
19%
818
61%
50
4%
148
11%
77
6%
7. Consider hauling manure greater distances?
210
16%
660
49%
140
10%
267
20%
70
5%
8. Consider selling manure to maximize nutrient use?
164
12%
281
21%
304
23%
518
38%
80
6%
As a result of last year's training workshop:
(Do not answer if you did not attend)
Plan to Adopt
Adopted Prior
Choose not
to Adopt
Does Not
Apply
No
Response
9. Did you implement a plan for mortality management?
144
11%
613
46%
79
6%
276
20%
235
17%
For owners/managers only
Yes
No
No Response
   
10. Are you required to have a MMP for your confinement operation? If yes, please answer Question 11.
856
64%
178
13%
313
23%
   
11. As a result of education delivered in MAC in 2005, 2006, and 2007 on P-Index Requirements for Manure Management Plans, have you updated your MMP to a P-Index Based Plan to meet DNR requirements?
793
93%
116
14%
438
51%
%age of those who answered yes in qt. 10
   

Comments:

New rules helpful, thank you.

Use of DDGs

Liked having the DNR rep at meeting.

Different type of injection equipment - no till??

I would like to see if you have a handout w/ the info from Asst Prof talked about agitating pits & dangers of H2S & how to minimize risk. 

P based P Index plan due 4 /09

Will update MMP to a P Index based plan this year

Many of us have no decisions in any of this stuff.

Implemented but not as a result of education delivered.

Much better than previous years!

Update MMP by 3/1/09

The video shown last year made no sense because the study was done with 1 animal which would require higher amounts of compost material.

Valuing manure could have been more up-to-date.

In the process by may 2009 for P-Index based MMP.

John Holmes, Extension Crops Specialist, explains the Iowa P Index at the Story County manure applicator certification workshop. Photo: R. Klein

John Holmes, Extension Crops Specialist, explains the Iowa P Index at the Story County manure applicator certification workshop. Photo: R. Klein

Need to get certified?

Contact your County Extension Office to schedule and appointment to watch the training video or your local DNR Field Office to schedule an appointment to take the certification exam.