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Manure air and water quality

Advice for managing manure while reducing air and water quality issues. Information about managing animals near shoreline. Best management practices for pathogen control in manure. OFFSET and MinnFARM tools for odor and runoff management.

Managing air and water quality with manure

Tips to reduce water quality issues

  • Managing water contamination
  • How nitrogen, phosphorus and pathogens contribute to pollution

BMPs for pathogen control in manure

  • Examples of pathogens found in manure
  • Examples of human disease outbreaks caused by manure
  • Main areas of focus for reducing pathogens

Managing crops and animals near shoreland

  • Sources of nonpoint pollution in Minnesota
  • Major agricultural pollutants
  • BMPs to prevent nonpoint source pollution
  • Regulations that apply


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