Reducing Risks from Manure Storage Agitation Gases

SKU A4131-06

Author(s) Rebecca A. Larson, Horacio Aguirre-Villegas, John Shutske, Cheryl Skjolaas, Jeff Nelson, James Schauer, Kevin Erb.

Predicting gas emissions for a given set of manure and onsite environmental conditions is difficult. Therefore, monitoring is recommended to alert workers or others of toxic conditions near manure storage facilities. This publication details common gases released during manure agitation along with safety practices to disperse gases and reduce the possibility of toxic exposure (7 pages; 2017).