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September 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 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 Pork Producer's Association has designed and printed tags to hang on facility doors during manure pump-out and agitation. These tags are being made available to Iowa pork producers and commercial manure applicators. These tags are designed to limit confusion and increase employee safety. To request tags, please contact Tyler Bettin, IPPA Producer Education Director by calling (515) 225-7675 or email You can also visit to print your own tags.

PUBLICATIONS and REPORTS: The fall edition of the Iowa Manure Matters-Odor and Nutrient Management Newsletter has been posted to the Web. You may read the newsletter on-line. Printed copies will arrive in your mailbox later this week. Please remember, this will be the last edition of the newsletter to be printed and mailed. Beginning in December, the newsletter will only be available on the Web. To sign up for email notification of the newsletter please go to, complete the on-line form and select "ONM Newsletter" at the bottom of the page then hit "submit".

SERVICE PROVIDERS: The list of engineering consultants, certified commercial manure application businesses, and soil and manure testing labs has recently been updated on the IMMAG Service Providers page. The list of engineering consultants includes information on services provided and types of systems designed by the engineering firms. This page also provides lists of crop consultants and manure management plan writers. If you are looking to hire someone to assist you with your manure management plan or to apply manure from your livestock operation, this page is great source of information.

Neither endorsement of companies, individuals or their services mentioned is intended, nor is criticism implied of similar companies, individuals or their services not mentioned.

EVENTS: For a complete list of events, please see the IMMAG events page at:

September 19, 2008. 1:30 p.m. (central). The Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center will sponsor a Webcast presented by the Air Quality Education in Animal Agriculture project on "Hydrogen Sulfide: How Serious an Outdoor Air Quality Concern". For more information please see this url.
Additional information and resources can be found at:

September 25, 2008. IMMAG, Iowa State University Extension and the IA NRCS will host the next RUSLE2 and Iowa Phosphorus Index workshop at the Marshall County Extension Office in Marshalltown, IA. Registration for this workshop is now open and can be accessed at: 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. The registration deadline for this workshop is September 19. Registration is $150 if received on or before September 19. After September 19, registration is $165. Space is still available in this workshop.

October 21-23, 2008. The 2008 National Poultry Waste Management Symposium will be held in Des Moines. For more information please see:



Angela Rieck-Hinz
2104 Agronomy Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
(515) 294-9590
Iowa Manure Management Action Group

Manure sampling - Click on photo to enlarge

Manure sampling.


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