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- When farmers apply animal manure to fields near fresh produce, tiny particles such as bacteria, may go airborne and drift to nearby fields. Field research conducted at Clarkson University in upstate New York measured how far common bacteria such as Salmonella and E. Coli are likely to travel downwind from manure application sites. The team found that produce fields should be set back from areas of manure application by a minimum of 525 feet. That distance should help lower the risk of foodborne illness to acceptable levels (1 in 10,000).
- An updated version of the Utah Manure Application Risk Index is now available at http://efotg.sc.egov.usda.gov/toc.aspx?CatID=15030. Scroll down to Utah Manure Application Risk Index Excel Spreadsheet to download the file.
Tools for Record Keeping
- A spreadsheet to help with record-keeping and nutrient management planning is now available. Click here to download the spreadsheet.
- The Critical Records for Animal Production (C.R.A.P.) App is now available in the Apple iTunes Store. This app is designed to help keep needed manure application records and corresponds with the nutrient management planning spreadsheet.