New manure management resource

The Iowa Manure Management Action Group (IMMAG) has initiated a web page to serve as a clearinghouse for information on manure management issues. The web page is designed by Iowa State University and supported by the Natural Resources Conservation Service.

IMMAG is a state-level committee of representatives from both private and public sector agencies and commodity groups. Members of IMMAG represent the following groups: Agribusiness Association of Iowa, Iowa Pork Producers, Iowa Cattlemen's Association, Iowa Poultry Association, Iowa Environmental Council, Iowa Farm Bureau, Farm Credit Services, Conservation Districts of Iowa, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Division of Soil Conservation of the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Iowa State University.

The web page contains information on manure management plans, soil and manure testing labs, and resource personnel, and discusses current research being pursued in nutrient management and odor control. In addition, the site has links to other sites regarding manure management issues.

Please access for more information. Or you can contact Angela Rieck-Hinz, 2104 Agronomy Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-1010 at 515-294-9590 (phone), 515-294-9985 (fax), or (email).

This article originally appeared on page 49 of the IC-480 (6) -- April 20, 1998 issue.

Updated 04/19/1998 - 1:00pm