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May 2008 IMMAG Update

Welcome to the monthly electronic 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 receive this mailing or have your name removed from the mailing list please contact me at (515) 294-9590 or amrieck@iastate.edu. 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.

As reported in the first May IMMAG update, on May 13, the Environmental Protection Commission passed a motion giving DNR the go ahead to begin developing rules regarding the "practice of placing, spreading, or storing animal manure on frozen ground, including, where necessary, prohibiting this practice."

Prior to this commission meeting, the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences had submitted documents regarding this topic to the Environmental Protection Commission.  Links to those materials can now be found on the IMMAG homepage, in the center column.  As discussion continues on the issue of manure application to snow-covered or frozen ground, available materials will be posted to the IMMAG homepage.  You can access the materials on the homepage a: http://www.agronext.iastate.edu/immag/ or from the direct links listed below.

May 13, 2008 EPC Motion Regarding Placement of Manure on Frozen Ground

ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Materials to the EPC

Other reference materials not currently linked from the IMMAG homepage:
PM 1811 Managing Manure Nutrients for Crop Production
IMMS Volume 3, Winter Manure Application
RP189 Agricultural Nitrogen Management for Water Quality Protection in the Midwest

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

June 9-11, 2008. Midwest Composting School. This 3-day school features a program that will train participants in the science and art of composting.  The school focuses on a combination of hands-on training, lecture and discussion, facility operator panel discussions, and problem solving. The school will be located at the Field Extension Education Lab (FEEL) near Ames, IA. For more information contact Kapil Arora at (515) 382-6551 or visit http://www.aep.iastate.edu/compost/. Space is still available, however, after today the late registration fee will apply.

Cattle Farming Matters: A Forum and Feedlot Tour for Cattle Feeders
June 16, 2008. 9:00 a.m.
Clinton Co., Iowa

Cattle Farming Matters: A Forum and Feedlot Tour for Cattle Feeders
June 17, 2008. 9:00 a.m.
Sioux Co., Iowa

Cattle Farming Matters: A Forum and Feedlot Tour for Cattle Feeders
June 18, 2008. 10:45 a.m.
Clay/Dickinson Co., Iowa

Cattle Farming Matters: A Forum and Feedlot Tour for Cattle Feeders
June 19, 2008. 11:30 a.m.
Carroll Co., Iowa

June 20, 2008. LPE Educational Webcast Series, "Managing Manure on Small Farms." This webcast is open to the public and begins at 1:30 p.m. Central. 

July 9, 2008.  The Great Lakes Manure Handling Expo will be held at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center in London, OH. For more information please see: http://oema.osu.edu/Expo08_home.htm

October 21-23, 2008. The 2008 National Poultry Waste Management Symposium will be held in Des Moines. For more information please see: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/poulsci/poultry_waste_symposium.html

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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