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New tool evaluates odor reduction

A team of Iowa State University specialists has developed an online tool to help livestock and poultry producers compare odor-mitigation techniques.

The Air Management Practices Assessment Tool is web-based, available at at no charge.

“The website was developed to help livestock and poultry producers identify practices to reduce odors, and emissions of gases and dust on their farms caused by animal production,” said Angie Rieck-Hinz, an Iowa State University field agronomist. “The database lists options to be used from three core sources of odor and emissions in their operations – animal housing, manure storage and handling, and land application.”

Team members are Jay Harmon, Steven Hoff and Dan Andersen, professors of agricultural and biosystems engineering at Iowa State.

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