Handling Manure with Gypsum Bedding

Gypsum bedding is a source of sulfur that leads to increased hydrogen sulfide gas production in manure storage.
Handling Manure with Gypsum Bedding - Webinars
Skill Level: Beginner
Language: English
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When: February 10, 2015, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Gypsum recycled from dry wall is used to supplement traditional bedding materials with agronomic, milk quality, and cow health benefits. But once in the manure storage, gypsum bedding is a source of sulfur that leads to increased hydrogen sulfide gas production. This toxic gas is commonly found at deadly levels in enclosed manure pits, though dangerous levels are found even around outdoor open-air storages during agitation of gypsum manure. This webinar features a USDA-NRCS/ Penn State Extension demonstration on how to decrease hydrogen sulfide release at agitation and a discussion of personal gas monitor usefulness.

Program led by Eileen Fabian, Professor of Ag and Bio Engineering, Penn State Extension.

Instructors

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