Covers for Long-Term Dairy Manure Storages Part 1: Odor Control and More
Shepherd, Tim; Gooch, Curt; Czymmek, Karl;
Liquid manure, when stored long-term, has no oxygen (anaerobic conditions) resulting in the development and release of a number of manureborne gases including various odorous compounds and methane (a greenhouse gas). With favorable economics, many farms with long-term manure storages could reduce odor and other air emissions by installing a storage cover. Cover products area available for earthen, concrete and steel storages. When properly designed and managed, covered storages can greatly reduce farmstead odor emissions. However, when manure is recycled to cropland, odor emissions will occur, though injection or immediate incorporation can reduce field odor emissions.
liquid manure; manure storage; manure; dairy;