Part 7: Farm-based odors and neighbor relations
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Pronto, Jennifer; Gooch, Curt
Understanding the physiology of human smell can help a farmer to better understand non-farm neighbors, and to consider odor issues, off-farm impacts, and potential solutions. An effective neighbor relations plan may start with a farmer conceding that his/her detection of manure-based odors is likely compromised, given the fact that constant exposure to these odors results in odor fatigue (see Part 2). Farmers may not even detect what a non-farm audience would describe as an offensive odor.
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
dairy; odor; management; neighbor