Help on the horizon for new regs; Got just one horse or chicken? Get a plan.
According to WCD manager Robert Muller, creating a plan with the help of the manual is a simple process that is not meant to be expensive or extensive. “It’s meant to make you think about where and how you’re applying manure,” said Muller. “It might seem intimidating, but only a small portion of the document is devoted to the plan. When you go through the charts, you’ll know whether you’re over or under-applying a field.”
Addressing equine manure management is new and has already stirred some worries, but WCD staff hope to alleviate this by helping horse owners to develop plans that ultimately benefit both the environment and the animals.
There is no fee to attend the workshops and lunch will be provided. Reservations should be made by contacting Heidi Ferber, WCD nutrient management specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 570/253-0930. If unable to attend, copies of the manual can be obtained at the WCD office, or at the WCD booth at Dairy Days in the Honesdale High School on February 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Materials are also available online at www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt?open=514&objID=554281&mode=2. Learn more at http://wayneconservation.org.