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IA presents rules for winter manure application


November 25, 2016, Des Moines, IA – The change in seasons also brings about changes in manure application, says Ken Hessenius, supervisor of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in Spencer.

He says beginning Dec. 21, liquid manure may not be applied to snow-covered ground. That rule stays in effect until April 1 and applies primarily to large confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs).

Beginning on Feb. 15, liquid manure may not be applied on frozen and snow-covered ground until April 1. READ MORE