Part 1: Manure Odor Basics
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Pronto, Jenny; Gooch, Curt
For the modern-day dairy farm, the control of on-farm odors is more important than ever since people without a rural background are residing in the countryside and many do not understand or have tolerance or manure-based odors. Land application of liquid manure, especially if it has been stored for a period, in close proximity to neighbors, can be especially problematic. Management strategies exist in order to mitigate odor for both on-farm handling and land application. Land application strategies such as injection, can be used to apply manure in a way that reduces the exposure and/or release of manure-derived odorous compounds.
This material is based upon work that is supported by the New York Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) under agreement #28264. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of NYSERDA.
Dairy Manure Odor Perception and Management Series
odor; manure; neighbor; relations; decomposition