Price of Manure to Rise in Pennsylvania?

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by *dim*, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. *dim*

    *dim* LawnSite Member
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    http://www.snydercounty.org/Depts/Conservation_District/Pages/AgriculturalMutrientManagement.aspx

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    Every farm in Pennsylvania that land applies manure is required to have some type of a written plan that describes how the manure and other nutrients are managed. This includes manure application by various types of equipment and/or direct application by animals on pastures and in animal concentration areas. By following the application requirements, the farmer will optimize yields and protect streams, rivers, ponds and groundwater.

    and another .....

    http://panutrientmgmt.cas.psu.edu/pdf/MMM Overview Presentation 2011-12.pdf

    seems like this is the start, and that you guys in the USA are getting 'grilled' by the authorities and they are making it more expensive and more difficult to go organic?

    wonder how long it will be before we get the same draconian rules in the UK?
     
  2. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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  3. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    Agricultural runoff is easily prevented, from being put in scenarios in which it can make its way to the rivers... Most of the hype is a local, political issue and should be handled 'locally'...

    Wisco has actually got some rivers, lakes and streams in which it is OK to eat the fish again... Not too draconian, not to oppressive, but they also carry the blame to the farmers... Truth is: we have a city or town all along rivers and there is a ton of tree leaves rotting in the water at all times...

    It's the 'political agenda' that destroys our ability to deal with a problem, using common sense... Even Lake Michigan has cleaned up enough that they are 'opening beaches' in various spots... using common sense, worked for the betterment there, because there was too much at stake to let a political agenda play out...

    Usually, we pick up 'draconian ideals' from you guys , via Canada... :)
     
  4. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
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    They offer gov. grants over here in Canada for proper manure storage.
     
  5. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    leave it to the clueless fools in charge to tell us how to do things.
    they want to put more fees on us and push whatever agenda they have with little to do with helping the environment.
    change is coming but will it help????
     

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