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Manure Storage & Handling—Aeration Overview, Daniel S. Andersen, Jay D. Harmon, Steven J. Hoff, Angela M. Rieck-Hinz Sep 2014

Manure Storage & Handling—Aeration Overview, Daniel S. Andersen, Jay D. Harmon, Steven J. Hoff, Angela M. Rieck-Hinz

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Aeration is the process of mixing air into the manure to promote the growth of aerobic bacteria. Oxygen must be supplied either naturally, mechanically through mixing, or using oxygen diffusion systems. This technology can provide dramatic odor reduction from livestock waste management facilities, but has not found frequent application in agriculture due to intensive energy use and resulting added utility costs.

This fact sheet is part of the Air Management Practices Assessment Tool (AMPAT) developed at Iowa State University and funded by the National Pork Board. Additional resources can be found on the AMPAT web page at: www.agronext.iastate ...


Animal Housing—Barriers Overview, Jay D. Harmon, Steven J. Hoff, Angela M. Rieck-Hinz Apr 2014

Animal Housing—Barriers Overview, Jay D. Harmon, Steven J. Hoff, Angela M. Rieck-Hinz

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Barriers can be used to address dust and odor coming from animal housing. Barriers, or “windbreak walls” are used downwind of fans to reduce forward momentum of airflow, settle out dust particles, and push the exiting plume higher into the atmosphere.


Animal Housing—Chimney Overview, Jay D. Harmon, Steven J. Hoff, Angela M. Rieck-Hinz Mar 2014

Animal Housing—Chimney Overview, Jay D. Harmon, Steven J. Hoff, Angela M. Rieck-Hinz

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

The use of chimneys in animal housing systems can elevate odors and increase dispersion with increased wind speed and air turbulence at higher elevations.

This fact sheet is part of the Air Management Practices Assessment Tool (AMPAT) developed at Iowa State University and funded by the National Pork Board. Additional resources can be found on the AMPAT web page at: www.agronext.iastate.edu/ampat


Animal Housing—Biofilters Overview, Jay D. Harmon, Steven J. Hoff, Angela M. Rieck-Hinz Mar 2014

Animal Housing—Biofilters Overview, Jay D. Harmon, Steven J. Hoff, Angela M. Rieck-Hinz

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Biofilters are used on mechanically ventilated livestock buildings to treat the ventilation air. A bed of biological material, normally wood chips, is created and the ventilation air flows through the material. Gases are absorbed by cultures of microbes that develop in the bed.

This fact sheet is part of the Air Management Practices Assessment Tool (AMPAT) developed at Iowa State University and funded by the National Pork Board. Additional resources can be found on the AMPAT web page at: www.agronext.iastate.edu/ampat


Animal Housing—Electrostatic Precipitation Overview, Jay D. Harmon, Steven J. Hoff, Angela M. Rieck-Hinz Mar 2014

Animal Housing—Electrostatic Precipitation Overview, Jay D. Harmon, Steven J. Hoff, Angela M. Rieck-Hinz

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Electrostatic precipitation can be used to reduce emissions, odor and dust from animal housing. Electrostatic systems work by imparting a negative charge on dust particles, causing them to stick to grounded surfaces such as gates, floors and walls.

This fact sheet is part of the Air Management Practices Assessment Tool (AMPAT) developed at Iowa State University and funded by the National Pork Board. Additional resources can be found on the AMPAT web page at: www.agronext.iastate.edu/ampat


How To Use Reflective And Fluorescent Tape To Increase Visibility, H. Mark Hanna, Charles V. Schwab May 2013

How To Use Reflective And Fluorescent Tape To Increase Visibility, H. Mark Hanna, Charles V. Schwab

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Recommendations and instructions on the use of reflective and fluorescent tape to increase visibility of farm vehicles.


Farm Energy: Sizing Minimum Ventilation To Save Heating Energy In Swine Housing, Jay D. Harmon, H. Mark Hanna, Dana Petersen Nov 2010

Farm Energy: Sizing Minimum Ventilation To Save Heating Energy In Swine Housing, Jay D. Harmon, H. Mark Hanna, Dana Petersen

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Wasted heating energy due to over-ventilation is a costly problem for hog producers. Proper sizing of ventilation and use of variable speed fans can improve energy efficiency.


Farm Energy: Energy Efficient Fans For Swine Production, H. Mark Hanna, Jay D. Harmon, Dana Petersen Mar 2010

Farm Energy: Energy Efficient Fans For Swine Production, H. Mark Hanna, Jay D. Harmon, Dana Petersen

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Ventilation fans are the driving force behind the exchange of air that is necessary to create a healthy environment for animals and farm employees.


The Mystery Club: Meth—Steer Clear, Stay Safe, Charles V. Schwab, Deborah Stabler, Barb Abbott Jun 2009

The Mystery Club: Meth—Steer Clear, Stay Safe, Charles V. Schwab, Deborah Stabler, Barb Abbott

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Captain Overalls, the safety crusader, brings important information on meth to youth.


Tug Of War With Grain: A Grain Safety Curriculum (Flyer), Charles V. Schwab, Laura J. Miller, Donald H. Goering Mar 2009

Tug Of War With Grain: A Grain Safety Curriculum (Flyer), Charles V. Schwab, Laura J. Miller, Donald H. Goering

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

This flier promotes the Tug-of-War with Grain farm safety curriculum. The online flier has links to Web pages with more details, including sample pages of the curriculum.


Disaster Recovery: How To Protect Yourself From Farm Dust, Charles V. Schwab, Laura J. Miller Nov 2008

Disaster Recovery: How To Protect Yourself From Farm Dust, Charles V. Schwab, Laura J. Miller

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Get information on common illnesses caused by breathing in molds/dust. Help also provided in selecting respirators.


Safety On Iowa Roads: Sharing The Road With Farm Vehicles, Charles V. Schwab, Laura J. Miller Nov 2008

Safety On Iowa Roads: Sharing The Road With Farm Vehicles, Charles V. Schwab, Laura J. Miller

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

This brochure reviews three common ways that farm vehicles are involved in traffic accidents. Defensive driving tips are given for each situation.


Profitable Corn Harvesting, H. Mark Hanna Nov 2008

Profitable Corn Harvesting, H. Mark Hanna

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Every bushel of corn saved by careful operation of your combine adds to your profits. Harvesting losses are inevitable, but this publication can help you to measure losses, as well as discovering where they occur and how to prevent them.


Disaster Recovery: What You Need To Know About Silo Gas, A Deadly Killer, Charles V. Schwab, Laura J. Miller Nov 2008

Disaster Recovery: What You Need To Know About Silo Gas, A Deadly Killer, Charles V. Schwab, Laura J. Miller

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Here are answers to common questions about silo gas, how to recognize it, and protect yourself from its dangers.


Calibration And Uniformity Of Solid Manure Spreaders, H. Mark Hanna, Tom L. Richard Sep 2008

Calibration And Uniformity Of Solid Manure Spreaders, H. Mark Hanna, Tom L. Richard

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

This publication outlines how to calibrate dry manure equipment and measure the manure distribution uniformity, and shares results of ISU Extension research comparing rear- and side-delivery spreaders.


Safe Farm: Safety Resources For Your Farm And Home, Charles V. Schwab Aug 2008

Safe Farm: Safety Resources For Your Farm And Home, Charles V. Schwab

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

This flyer lists more than 100 publications on safety, also videos, displays, web resources, and programs.


Video Companion: Rhythm Of The Seasons... A Journey Beyond Loss, Charles V. Schwab, Shari Burgus, Colleen Jolly Oct 2004

Video Companion: Rhythm Of The Seasons... A Journey Beyond Loss, Charles V. Schwab, Shari Burgus, Colleen Jolly

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Viewer guide, with four activities, to increase personal and community action to prevent farm injuries.

To order the video, see: http://ifasbooks.ufl.edu Search for "Rhythm of the Seasons."


Calibrating Liquid Tank Manure Applicators, Kapil Arora, Mark A. Licht, Kris Kohl, Joel L. Dejong Jul 2004

Calibrating Liquid Tank Manure Applicators, Kapil Arora, Mark A. Licht, Kris Kohl, Joel L. Dejong

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Why and how to calibrate liquid tank manure applicaors is discussed. A comprehensive worksheet is provided.


Safe Farm: 2002 Iowa Farm Injury And Fatality Data By County, Charles V. Schwab May 2004

Safe Farm: 2002 Iowa Farm Injury And Fatality Data By County, Charles V. Schwab

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Injuries are listed as serious or not serious. Total injuries and fatalities are listed. This data cannot be compared with data collected during 2000 or earlier because of different reporting systems used.


Safe Farm: 2003 Iowa Farm Injury And Fatality Data By County, Charles V. Schwab May 2004

Safe Farm: 2003 Iowa Farm Injury And Fatality Data By County, Charles V. Schwab

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Injuries are listed as serious or not serious. Total injuries and fatalities are listed. This data cannot be compared with data collected during 2000 or earlier because of different reporting systems used.


Air Quality Resources For Iowa Animal Agriculture, Angela M. Rieck-Hinz, Jeffery C. Lorimor, Wendy J. Powers, Hongwei Xin Mar 2003

Air Quality Resources For Iowa Animal Agriculture, Angela M. Rieck-Hinz, Jeffery C. Lorimor, Wendy J. Powers, Hongwei Xin

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

A detailed list of publications, web sites, and research projects on animal agriculture air quaiity.


Safe Farm: 2000 Iowa Farm Injury And Fatality Data By County, Charles V. Schwab, Laura J. Miller Jan 2002

Safe Farm: 2000 Iowa Farm Injury And Fatality Data By County, Charles V. Schwab, Laura J. Miller

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Injury and fatality data are listed by hospitalized or not hospitalized, and engaged in production or present during production. Data were under reported in 2000 due to a change in how the data were collected and reported.


The Mystery Club: Unveiling Hidden Farm Hazards, Charles V. Schwab, Laura J. Miller, Lynn Graham Jan 2002

The Mystery Club: Unveiling Hidden Farm Hazards, Charles V. Schwab, Laura J. Miller, Lynn Graham

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Farm safety newsletter and activities for you, focusing on farm accidents, brought to you by Captain Overalls, safety crusader.


The Mystery Club: Those Mighty Machines, Charles V. Schwab, Laura J. Miller, Lynn Graham Dec 2001

The Mystery Club: Those Mighty Machines, Charles V. Schwab, Laura J. Miller, Lynn Graham

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Farm safety newsletter and activities for youth, focusing on farm equipment, brought to you by Captain Overalls, safety crusader.


The Mystery Club: Farm Mishaps: Who You Gonna Call?, Charles V. Schwab, Laura J. Miller, Lynn Graham Nov 2001

The Mystery Club: Farm Mishaps: Who You Gonna Call?, Charles V. Schwab, Laura J. Miller, Lynn Graham

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Farm safety newsletter and activities for youth, focusing on accident response, brought to you by Captain Overalls, safety crusader.


The Mystery Club: Chemicals: The Good, The Bad, And The Deadly, Charles V. Schwab, Laura J. Miller, Lynn Graham Aug 2001

The Mystery Club: Chemicals: The Good, The Bad, And The Deadly, Charles V. Schwab, Laura J. Miller, Lynn Graham

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Farm safety newsletter and activities for youth, focusing on chemicals, brought to you by Captain Overalls, safety crusader.


The Mystery Club: On Track With Tractor Safety, Charles V. Schwab, Laura J. Miller, Lynn Graham Jun 2001

The Mystery Club: On Track With Tractor Safety, Charles V. Schwab, Laura J. Miller, Lynn Graham

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Farm safety newsletter and activities for youth, focusing on tractor safety, brought to you by Captain Overalls, the safety crusader.


The Mystery Club: Safety With Birds, Bees And Other Beasts, Charles V. Schwab, Laura J. Miller, Lynn Graham Jun 2001

The Mystery Club: Safety With Birds, Bees And Other Beasts, Charles V. Schwab, Laura J. Miller, Lynn Graham

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Farm safety newsletter and activities for youth, focusing on livestock, brought to you by Captain Overalls, safety crusader.


Safe Farm: 1999 Iowa Farm Injury And Fatality Data By County, Charles V. Schwab, Laura J. Miller Sep 2000

Safe Farm: 1999 Iowa Farm Injury And Fatality Data By County, Charles V. Schwab, Laura J. Miller

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Injury and fatality data are listed by hospitalized or not hospitalized, and engaged in production or present during production.


Employers' Instructional Guide: Training Employees Who Operate Agricultural Tractors, Charles V. Schwab Apr 2000

Employers' Instructional Guide: Training Employees Who Operate Agricultural Tractors, Charles V. Schwab

Agriculture and Environment Extension Publications

Training employees who operate agricultural tractors is important. All operators should be informed of the nine safe operating practices presented in this publication.