Reducing Risks from Manure Gases


The season for applying liquid manure to cropland is just around the
corner. The gases released during agitation of liquid manure systems
can cause concentrations to reach levels that are hazardous to human
and animal health. Since the early 1960s, nearly 150 people have died
in the U.S. because of manure-related gas incidents in confined
spaces.  The following UW-Extension publication provides some
suggested strategies that farmers can use to reduce the risk of
hazardous gases while agitating liquid manure systems:

Manure Storage Risk Final Extension Bulletin