Manure Videos

The following is a collection of video clips related to manure management issues.  Some clips were developed for past Manure Applicator Certification programs and viewing them in this manner will not meet manure applicator certification requirements.  Specific software requirements are included where needed.

Solid Manure Spreader Calibration - Hewitt Creek Watershed


Top 10 Things You Can Do To Avoid a Manure Spill


Liquid Manure Sampling (Spanish)


Sampling Manure from an Open Lot (Spanish)


Clean Water in Our Hands: A Guide for Water Testing for Beef & Dairy Producers

 


Understanding Medium CAFO’s


How to Determine When Your Manure Management Plan Is Due
This video demonstrates how to determine when your manure management plan is due to the DNR.  It will show you how to determine when your annual update is due and when your four-year P-Index plan is due with new RUSLE2 and P-Index calculations as well as new soil samples.   If you have concerns about the information shown about your manure management plan you should contact your local DNR field office.  This video was a cooperative effort between Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Pork Producers Association. 


Manure Management and Conservation
This video provides general information about manure management practices that are used as stewardship principles to help protect water quality. The practices discussed include manure sampling, your manure analysis, and land application.


Foaming Manure Pits, David Schmidt, University of Minnesota


Poultry Manure Application


Winter Application of Manure
Adobe Connect Session (19 minutes)


Foaming and Deep-Pit Manure Pumping Safety

Foaming and Deep-Pit Manure Pumping Safety from Iowa State University Extension on Vimeo.

Dr. Jay Harmon and Kapil Arora, Iowa State University Extension,  provide guidance on safety considerations when pumping and agitating from deep-pit swine barns and in particular those that are experiencing foaming.  This video was produced with funding from the Iowa Pork Producers Association, the Iowa Manure Management Action Group and Iowa State University.  We gratefully acknowledge the assistance offered by producer Jon Brelsford.
Additional Resources:
Iowa Pork Producers Association Headlines Newsletter  Fall 2010: Understanding Foam & Pump-out Safety
ISU Extension News Release 9/20/201 Livestock Producers Need to Recognize Concerns when Pumping Manure from Deep-Pits


Wet Weather Management of Manure Storage Robert Burns, former professor Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department. This 3 minute video highlights management considerations for outdoor manure storage structures during wet weather. To view this web video you will need Adobe Flash 6.0.79 or greater. You can download a current version of Flash.


Hydrogen Sulfide Management in Deep-Pit Swine Housing. Robert Burns, former professor, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department. This 13 minute video discusses how to manage hydrogen sulfide releases during agitation and pumping in deep-pit swine manure systems. This video was used in the 2009 Commercial and Confinement Manure Applicator Programs and was developed by Iowa State University in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

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Hydrogen Sulfide Safety in Deep-Pit Housing. Randy Swestka, former graduate student, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department. This 8 minute video discusses safety practices that should be considered to address hydrogen sulfide releases during agitation and pumping in deep-pit swine manure systems. This video was used in the 2009 Commercial and Confinement Manure Applicator Programs and was developed by Iowa State University in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

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Update on Deep-Pit Fires and Foam  Part 1: Swine Deep-Pit Barn Fires: Understanding the Causes  and Part 2: Foam Formation. Robert Burns, former professor, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Department, and Lara Moody, former Program Manager, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering. This 20 minute video reviews recent deep-pit fires in Iowa, causes, foam formation and potential foam control mechanisms. This video was developed by the Iowa Manure Management Action Group.


Resources: National Pork Board- White Paper Deep Pit Swine Facility Flash Fires and Explosions: Sources, Occurrences, Factors and Management by Lara Moody, Robert Burns and Ross Muhlbauer.