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Federal research on manure irrigation practice discussed


March 16, 2016, Kewaunee, WI – Spraying manure onto crops using an irrigation pivot is a controversial practice rarely used in Wisconsin.

A Kewaunee County dairy operation applied for a permit that would allow the use this type of system, which has led to a contentious disagreement between the farm operator and concerned citizens. A federal researcher recently presented new, first-of-its-kind, not yet published examinations about bacterial contamination, specific to water. READ MORE