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March 2009 IMMAG Update

Welcome to the monthly update for the Iowa Manure Management Action Group (IMMAG) Web site. This update is provided as a service to inform you about changes made to the IMMAG Web Page or items of interest dealing with manure management and air quality from animal feeding operations. If you wish to subscribe to this mailing please click here. You may also view this update with direct links on the CURRENT NEWS site on IMMAG.

 

CURRENT NEWS: The Current News page on the IMMAG site is updated weekly. Please check this site often for the latest news regarding animal feeding operations and manure management issues.

The Iowa DNR is currently accepting comments on the proposed rules limiting manure application on snow-covered or frozen ground. A copy of this rule may be found at: http://www.iowadnr.gov/afo/files/agenda5.pdf. Public comments may be submitted to: Claire Hruby, Iowa DNR, 502 E. Ninth St., Des Moines, IA 50319, or by email to Claire.hruby@dnr.iowa.gov. All comments must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 27.

Additional information regarding manure application on snow-covered and frozen ground can be found on the IMMAG web page - under "HOT TOPICS" or at: http://www.agronext.iastate.edu/immag/hottopics/snowfrozen.html

EVENTS: For a complete list of events, please see the IMMAG events page at: http://www.agronext.iastate.edu/immag/events.html.

April 1, 2009. IMMAG, Iowa State University Extension and the IA NRCS will host the next RUSLE2 and Iowa Phosphorus Index workshop at the Polk County Extension Office in Altoona, IA. Registration for this workshop is now open and can be accessed at: http://www.ucs.iastate.edu/mnet/rusle2/home.html. This workshop is designed to train service providers who are assisting livestock producers in the development of state required manure and nutrient management plans that will be implementing the Phosphorus Index. Producers are also welcome to attend. If you have questions about this workshop, please call Kapil Arora at 515-382-6551 or Angie Rieck-Hinz at 515-294-9590. Registration is $165. Attendees must bring a laptop computer. SPACE IS AVAILABLE

April 2, 2009. IMMAG, Iowa State University Extension and the IA NRCS will offer an Advanced RUSLE2 workshop at the Polk County Extension Office in Altoona, IA. Registration is open only to attendees who have previously attended a RUSLE2 and Iowa P Index workshop. The goal of this workshop is to help attendees further understand practice based changes in conservation management that will affect the outcomes of both the RUSLE2 software and the Iowa P Index. Registration is $165. Registration is available on-line at: http://www.ucs.iastate.edu/mnet/rusle2advanced/home.html.
Questions regarding this workshop should be addressed to Kapil Arora at 515-382-6551 or Angie Rieck-Hinz at 515-294-9590. SPACE IS AVAILABE.

April 6-8, 2009. The Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan Development Course, sponsored by Iowa State University, will be held at the Hotel Ft. Des Moines, Des Moines, Iowa. This three-day short course is designed to train individuals in the development of CNMPs. Course participants will learn how to prepare CNMPs meeting current NRCS guidelines. Registration for this course is available at: http://www.ucs.iastate.edu/mnet/cnmp/home.html

April 9, 2009. Understanding and Working with Nutrient Management Plans under the CAFO Final Rule Workshop will be held at Hotel Ft. Des Moines, Des Moines, IA. This one day training will provide an opportunity for you to gain the knowledge you need to work with CAFO operators as they make decisions about meeting requirements under the CAFO final rule on their farm. Registration is available at: http://www.ucs.iastate.edu/mnet/cnmp/home.html

July 22, 2009. The Upper Midwest Manure Handling Expo will be held at the Central Iowa Exp Site between Ames and Boone, IA. Currently the expo is accepting sponsorships and vendor applications. Additional information regarding this event can be found at: http://www.ag.iastate.edu/wastemgmt/expo_home.htm

Angie

Angela Rieck-Hinz
2104 Agronomy Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
(515) 294-9590
amrieck@iastate.edu
Iowa Manure Management Action Group
http://www.agronext.iastate.edu/immag/

Manure sampling - Click on photo to enlarge

Manure sampling.

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