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2010 Commercial Applicator Certification Evaluation

Iowa State University Extension
Summary of data collected as of 12/31/10
Total responses from 1/6/10 satellite uplink: 485
Total of all responses collected: 1342

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Section 1. Please rate today's information:
Excellent 
Good  
Fair  
Poor 
No
Response
1.  Rules Update
407
30%
844
63%
84
6%
4
0%
3
0%
2.  Manure and Tile Concerns
421
31%
792
59%
111
8%
13
1%
5
0%
3. Liability Issues
451
34%
756
56%
119
9%
8
1%
8
1%
4. Ruptured Hose Video
511
38%
679
51%
100
7%
19
1%
33
2%
Section 2. Overall Evaluation
  Agree
Undecided
Disagree
Does Not
Apply
No
Response
5.  The information presented today was useful to me as a commercial manure service representative?
1103
82%
174
13%
20
1%
35
3%
10
1%
6.  The presenters were prepared and knowledgeable.
1178
88%
133
10%
9
1%
10
1%
12
1%
Section 3. As a result of last year's program: (Do not answer if you did not attend)
Yes
No
No
Response
   
7. Do you have an increased awareness/knowledge of safety issues regarding hydrogen sulfide and pumping pits?
899
89%

113
11%
330
25%
   

8. Did you make any changes to pumping and agitation procedure to reduce hydrogen sulfide bursts/releases?

354
37%
603
63%
385
29%
   
If yes, please describe.

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Section 4. (For completion by managers/owners only) As a result of this year's program::
Yes
No
Don't Know
Won't Tell
No Response
9. Have you or anyone working for your commercial applicator business ever killed animals when pumping/agitating pits?
147
23%
443
69%
39
6%
10
2%
703
52%
10. Do you think you are seeing an increase in the incidences of pit foaming?
292
48%
318
52%
732
55%

11. What do you think is causing the pit foaming?

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Yes
No
Need More Info
Don't Care
No Response
12. Can you identify the appropriate soil conditions in which to apply manure that could potentially reduce nutrient loss to tile lines?
487
75%
80
12%
66
10%
16
2%
693
52%
13. Would you be interested in more information on controlled drainage?
169
27%
467
73%
   
706
53%

14. Name one topic you would like to have discussed in next year's program.

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Program Comments

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Paul Kassel, Extension Crops Specialist, discusses research results from an eggshell liming study at the dry poultry manure applicator certification workshop in Sac City.  Photo. R. Klein

Paul Kassel, Extension Crops Specialist, discusses research results from an eggshell liming study at the dry poultry manure applicator certification workshop in Sac City. 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.