Manure Spills: What You Need to Know and Environmental Consequences

(NM1555, Revised Jan. 2020)

Manure spills are defined as manure that is released to the environment in a manner that exceeds the rate of nutrient uptake by plants or applied in a manner that is not identified in the “Nutrient Management Plan.” Manure spills may occur during manure storage, transportation and land application.

Lead Author
Lead Author:
Shafiqur Rahman, Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, NDSU
Other Authors

Karl Rockeman, Director, Division of Water Quality,North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality; Kevin Erb, Conservation Professional Training Program Director, Natural Resource Institute University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Extension; Mary Keena, Extension Livestock Environmental Management Specialist, Carrington Research Extension Center, NDSU

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