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Winter land application limits begin soon

Winter land application limits begin soon

  • 12/12/2023 12:21:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- Dry conditions and warm weather provided an early harvest and manure application season. However, here are a few reminders if winter application is still necessary.
Pre-register for MAC training by Dec. 27 for commercial applications

Pre-register for MAC training by Dec. 27 for commercial applications

  • 12/12/2023 12:16:00 PM
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DES MOINES -- Beginning Jan. 4, 2024, commercial manure applicators can fulfill annual training for manure applicator certification (MAC) requirements at 73 locations in Iowa. Most locations offer training from 9 a.m. to noon, with doors opening at 8:30 a.m.
DNR responds to manure discharge into Battle Creek

DNR responds to manure discharge into Battle Creek

  • 4/3/2023 5:22:00 PM
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Staff with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Field Office 3 are investigating a manure discharge from the Kim Conover cattle feedlot three miles south of Holstein in Ida County. 
Be Sure to Register for MAC Training by Dec. 29 for Commercial

Be Sure to Register for MAC Training by Dec. 29 for Commercial

  • 12/22/2022 2:26:00 PM
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On Jan. 5, commercial manure applicators can fulfill annual training for manure applicator certification (MAC) requirements at 72 locations in Iowa. Most locations offer training from 9 a.m. to noon, with doors opening at 8:30 a.m.
Winter land application limits start soon

Winter land application limits start soon

  • 12/6/2022 10:28:00 PM
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Dry conditions and warm weather provided an early harvest and manure application season. But here are a few reminders, if winter application is still necessary.
DNR investigating feedlot runoff south of Carroll

DNR investigating feedlot runoff south of Carroll

  • 6/13/2022 7:42:00 AM
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WILLEY—Today, DNR followed up on an anonymous tip received Thursday night indicating manure was discharging from the Wendl Feedlot about 6.5 miles south of Carroll.
Renew your Manure Applicators Certificate by March 1

Renew your Manure Applicators Certificate by March 1

  • 2/22/2022 9:30:00 AM
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Commercial applicators and confinement manure applicators who need to renew their certificates should complete their training or tests, and pay fees by March 1 to avoid paying a $12.50 late fee.
Winter land application limits kick in today

Winter land application limits kick in today

  • 12/21/2021 3:36:00 PM
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Dry conditions and warm weather provided an early harvest and manure application season. But here are a few reminders, if winter application is still necessary.
Delay application to Save Nutrients and $$$

Delay application to Save Nutrients and $$$

  • 10/11/2021 2:07:00 PM
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A dry fall and early harvest takes some of the pressure off emptying manure storage structures before winter. It’s tempting to go, go, go.
MMP Appendix A updated

MMP Appendix A updated

  • 8/13/2021 8:17:00 AM
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Notice for those preparing manure management plans (MMPs): The county average yields now cover yields from 2016 to 2020. Find the updated yield data in Appendix A to the manure management plan (form 542-4000a) on the DNR’s AFO forms page.
MAC training reminder

MAC training reminder

  • 8/13/2021 8:16:00 AM
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If you haven’t already taken annual training for your manure applicator certification, now is the time. Before land application starts, find three ways to complete certification on DNR’s manure applicator certification pages.
Follow your MMP - including commercial fertilizer

Follow your MMP - including commercial fertilizer

  • 6/7/2021 2:32:00 PM
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Applying both manure and commercial fertilizer on cropland is allowed—but only if the combined application rates do not exceed the nitrogen (or phosphorus) needs of the crop—as calculated in your current manure management plan
Submitting MMPs online - better than ever

Submitting MMPs online - better than ever

  • 6/7/2021 2:31:00 PM
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​​​​​​​Submit the annual MMP (manure management plan) update from home, your truck or office. In your blue jeans, suit or pajamas. Skip the trip to the county office for signatures. Pay fees online or mail them in.
Complete MAC training by March 1

Complete MAC training by March 1

  • 1/27/2021 4:02:00 PM
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Commercial manure applicators who missed the Jan. 7 training can still complete training by watching the recording in Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offices.
Have you submitted your MMP Annual Update using eMMP?

Have you submitted your MMP Annual Update using eMMP?

  • 9/17/2020 9:54:00 AM
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If you haven’t been using the online manure management plan application, eMMP, then why not give it a try! The eMMP is easy to use--streamlining the annual short form update submittal and payment process.
DNR investigates manure spill in Mitchell County

DNR investigates manure spill in Mitchell County

  • 4/24/2020 3:47:00 PM
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STACYVILLE - The DNR is checking a fish kill after the report of a manure spill Thursday evening about three miles southeast of Stacyville in Mitchell County.
Manure Applicator Training Wraps Up Feb. 28

Manure Applicator Training Wraps Up Feb. 28

  • 2/13/2020 10:21:00 AM
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Confinement site applicators have just under three weeks to take live manure applicator certification training. The last on-site training session is offered Feb. 28.
Make MMP submittal easy in 2020

Make MMP submittal easy in 2020

  • 1/4/2020 7:51:00 PM
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For confinement site owners: If you haven’t been using the online manure management plan application, eMMP, check your mail now.
Save the date(s) for MAC training

Save the date(s) for MAC training

  • 12/23/2019 12:14:00 PM
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Commercial manure applicators can fulfill annual training and certification requirements at any of 75 county locations on Jan. 8.
Why wait to make the most of your manure nutrients

Why wait to make the most of your manure nutrients

  • 10/17/2019 3:31:00 PM
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When applying anhydrous ammonia or ammonia-laden manure, waiting until soil temperatures drop below 50 degrees maximizes nitrogen availability and minimizes its loss.
Lee County Manure Release

Lee County Manure Release

  • 7/9/2019 10:43:00 AM
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KEOKUK - Sunday afternoon, DNR investigated a report of an unnamed creek running black near Mississippi River Road about 4 miles north of Keokuk.
Celebrating Success with the eMMP

Celebrating Success with the eMMP

  • 5/30/2019 6:34:00 AM
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It’s been roughly a year since the online manure management plan or eMMP rolled out. Producers and consultants have embraced the new technology submitting nearly 60 percent of annual plans electronically.
Manure release from Clinton County dairy

Manure release from Clinton County dairy

  • 4/26/2019 12:45:00 PM
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CHARLOTTE – Late Wednesday, DNR investigated a complaint about manure overflowing north of Charlotte, about 15 miles northwest of Clinton.
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