Advisories

  • Manure Spreading Advisory #3 for 2015: South Coast Region

    Date: September 1, 2015

    • Perennial grasses continue to benefit from fall manure applications when applied to meet crop nutrient needs.
    • Manure applications for cover crops and newly seeded grasses should be based on a soil test and only applied if the cover crop will become well established to uptake nutrients prior to the end of the growing season. Manure applications on harvested or fallow fields are not recommended.
    • Manure should not be applied within 8 meters of ditches or watercourses. Buffer width should be increased for slopes greater than 5% and/or if the potential for runoff exists.
    • Consider wind speed and direction when applying manure and how it can have a negative impact on your neighbors. The wind can also increase ammonia loss and soil loss through erosion.
    • Reminder that field-stored solid agricultural wastes (except vegetation waste) must be covered by October 1.

     Please read the entire advisory for details and important information regarding manure applications.

    The Manure Spreading Advisory Committee (consisting of industry and government representatives) is advising careful manure application for select fields. The committee will monitor weather and soil conditions and will issue further advisories as conditions change.

    This advisory is produced by government, in partnership with industry, to provide guidance to farmers regarding the Agricultural Waste Control Regulation and the ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ACT. If a discrepancy arises between this document and the legislation, the legislation takes precedence. Following this advisory does not relieve anyone from their obligations under the LEGISLATION. The Province of British Columbia does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information referenced here from legislation, and in no event is the Province liable or responsible for damages of any kind arising out of its use.

    For further information, please contact BC Ministry of Agriculture:
    David Poon, P.Ag. 604-556-3098
    Geoff Hughes-Games, P.Ag. 604-556-3102

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Manure Storage

    • Winter manure applications are not recommended. It is prudent to have enough manure storage to include the average expected precipitation plus account for unforeseen circumstances such as excessive precipitation.
    • Plan manure applications to empty storage facilities before the rainy season. Manure applications are recommended only for forage grasses.
    • Develop a contingency plan to outline an effective response in case of an emergency. The plan could include identification of nearby abandoned pits, contact information for vacuum trucks, and easy access to the provincial spill reporting hotline.


    Harvested Annual Crops (including corn and vegetables)

    • Manure applications are not acceptable on harvested fields.


    Cover Crops

    • Manure applications should only be considered if a fall soil test shows the need for nutrients and a winter cover crop has been or will be established before the end of the growing season.
    • As the days get shorter and colder, cover crops are less able to take up nutrients. Also, as fall rains arrive, the risk of nutrient runoff and leaching increases.
    • Residual nutrients from the summer crop may be present in the soil and in sufficient quantity to support the winter cover. P

    Perennial Grassland

    • Manure application on perennial grasses is usually appropriate as long as crop growth and warmer weather patterns (greater than 5oC) continue; fields are trafficable; and precipitation does not create runoff.
    • Application rates should meet crop nutrient requirements.
    • Appropriate buffer widths should be maintained to minimize runoff risks.

    Berry crops

    • Fall manure applications for berry crops are not necessary or recommended.
    • If manure is used on fields that are being renovated for new plantings, a cover crop should also be planted. The cover crop should be planted in a timely manner such that it becomes well established prior to the end of the growing season. Consider the recommendations made for raspberries in the Berry Production Guide, http://productionguide.agrifoodbc.ca/guides/14


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  • August UPDATE to Manure Spreading Advisory #2

    Refer to Manure Spreading Advisory #2 of 2015 for the current Advisory.  The following Update does not change the Advisory.

    When balancing the goal of maximizing corn yields with the goal of establishing cover crops, consider the effect of cover crop planting date (Table 1).

    Table 1.  Nitrogen uptake by cover crops decreases with later planting dates.  Values are for B.C. South Coast.  Actual uptake depends on crop variety and other factors.

    Approximate Planting DateNitrogen Uptake
    Before August 15Up to 140 kg N/ha
    August 2260 to 95 kg N/ha
    September 530 to 50 kg N/ha (legumes);
    60 to 95 kg N/ha (non-legumes)
    September 15Less than 45 kg N/ha

    Does nitrogen need to be applied in the fall to establish the cover crop?  In many cases, the anser is 'no' or 'not much', due to typical levels of soil N after corn harvest.  (Table 2).

    Table 2.  Average soil nitrate N (0-30 cm depth) after corn harvest (without fall manure application) in 2 field surveys in the Lower Fraser Valley.  These nitrate amounts could be used by cover crops, if planted early enough.

    Year of SurveyPost-harvest nitrate N
    2005 (typical summer)75 kg N/ha (22 fields)
    2012 (hot and dry late summer76 kg N/ha (28 fields)

     

    Earlier cover crop establishment provides greater flexibility for responsible manure use.

    Reference:  Bittman, S., Hunt, D.E. and Kowalenko, C.G.  2004.  Cover crops and relay crops.  In: Bittman and Kowalenko (eds.), Advanced Silage Corn Management, Pacific Field Corn Association, Agassiz, B.C. pp 89-93.

    Producers are responsible for decisions regarding manure spreading. Legislation gives no specific dates for manure spreading but it does not allow for manure to be spread in a manner that causes pollution. This Update is produced by government, in partnership with industry, to provide guidance to farmers regarding the Agricultural Waste Control Regulation and the ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ACT. If a discrepancy arises between this document and the legislation, the legislation takes precedence. Following this advisory does not relieve anyone from their obligations under the LEGISLATION. The Province of British Columbia does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information referenced here from legislation, and in no event is the Province liable or responsible for damages of any kind arising out of its use.

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  • July UPDATE to Manure Spreading Advisory #2 2015: South Coast Region

    Date: July 2, 2015

    Refer to Manure Spreading Advisory #2 of April 2015 for the current Advisory.  The following update does not change the Advisory.

    The Manure Spreading Updates of last yearhighlighted the nitrogen (N) fertilizer value of manures.  To know the N value of what you apply, you need to know your application rates.  You might estimate the rates by counting the number of loads applied.  A more reliable, quick method to calibrate your estimates is the following:

    1a. Drive the spreader over a series of pails/jars (liquid manure) OR ...
    1b. Drive the spreader by a series of plastic sheets within the spread pattern (solid manure)

    2a. Measure the depth of liquid in each pail/jar.  Average the depths. (liquid manure) OR ...
    2b. Weigh the manure on the sheets.  Average the weights. (solid manure)

    3a. Use the chart below to determine your application rates.

    LIQUID MANURE
    Calibrations Using a Straight-Walled Pail/Jar
    SOLID MANURE
    Calibrations using a 40 x 48 in. sheet
    (opened feedbag)
    Depth of manure in pail/jarApplication rateManure per sheetApplication rate
    inchescmimperial gallons/acre*L/halbkgtons/acret/ha
    1/100.252,25025,20010.451.63.6
    1/80.33,00033,60020.913.27.2
    1/40.65,50061,60031.44.810.7
    3/80.98,50095,20041.86.414.3
    1/21.311,250126,00052.38.017.9
    5/81.614,000156,00073.211.225.0
    3/41.917,000190,400104.516.035.9
    12.522,500252,000156.724.053.8

    * Tankers may be sold in US gallon capacity.  1 imperial gallon = 1.2 US gallons.

    The factsheet "Choosing and Calibrating Manure Application Equipment" has calculations to determine uniformity of application and travel speeds based on desired application rates.

    a 2014 Updates:

    • Average nutrient contents of manure: April 1, 2014 Update.
    • Nitrogen (N) fertilizer value ($) of dairy and hog manure:  May 1, 2014 Update
    • N fertilizer value ($) of chicken broiler and layer manure: June 2, 2014 Update

    Producers are responsible for decisions regarding manure spreading. Legislation gives no specific dates for manure spreading but it does not allow for manure to be spread in a manner that causes pollution.

    This Update is produced by government, in partnership with industry, to provide guidance to farmers regarding the Agricultural Waste Control Regulation and the ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ACT. If a discrepancy arises between this document and the legislation, the legislation takes precedence. Following this advisory does not relieve anyone from their obligations under the LEGISLATION. The Province of British Columbia does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information referenced here from legislation, and in no event is the Province liable or responsible for damages of any kind arising out of its use.

     For general information on manure spreading, please contact the BC Ministry of Agriculture:
    David Poon, P.Ag                                                      604-556-309
    Geoff Hughes-Games, P.Ag                                  604-556-3102

    Contact the BC Ministry of Environment:
    Report a spill 1-800-663-3456
    Report activities that are polluting the environment 1-877-952-7277 (Report All Poachers and Polluters RAPP)

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  • June UPDATE to Manure Spreading Advisory #2 2015: South Coast Region

    Date: June 1, 2015

    Refer to Manure Spreading Advisory #2 of 2015 (April 1, 2015) for the current Advisory (Advisory #2). The following Update does not change the Advisory.

    Should farmers sidedress nitrogen fertilizer on their corn fields this year?

    • If the soil nitrate-nitrogen (NO3-N) in the top 30 cm at the 6-leaf stage of corn (i.e. presidedress nitrate test or PSNT) is greater than 30 parts per million (ppm), there is likely no economic benefit to the sidedress application*.
    • A history of annual manure application on a field is a good indicator that the field will have greater than 30 ppm soil NO3-N (0-30 cm) in south coastal BC, because the manure supplies the soil with nitrogen that is converted to nitrate for years after application under favourable conditions (warm and moist but not too wet or too dry).
    • There has been minimal precipitation to leach nitrate from the root zone this past month. In May 2015, the Abbotsford airport recorded 8.6 mm of rain, whereas the 1981-2010 average was 99.8 mm. Thus, many farmers are able to avoid sidedress nitrogen fertilizer applications, as they have been doing for many years now. *Spring nitrogen tests. http://www.farmwest.com/node/944

    Producers are responsible for decisions regarding manure spreading. Legislation gives no specific dates for manure spreading but it does not allow for manure to be spread in a manner that causes pollution.

    This Update is produced by government, in partnership with industry, to provide guidance to farmers regarding the Agricultural Waste Control Regulation and the ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ACT. If a discrepancy arises between this document and the legislation, the legislation takes precedence. Following this advisory does not relieve anyone from their obligations under the LEGISLATION. The Province of British Columbia does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information referenced here from legislation, and in no event is the Province liable or responsible for damages of any kind arising out of its use.

    For general information on manure spreading, please contact the BC Ministry of Agriculture:
    David Poon, P.Ag 604-556-3098
    Geoff Hughes-Games, P.Ag 604-556-3102

    Contact the BC Ministry of Environment:
    Report a spill 1-800-663-3456
    Report activities that are polluting the environment 1-877-952-7277
    (Report All Poachers and Polluters RAPP)

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  • May UPDATE to Manure Spreading Advisory #2 2015: South Coast Region

    Date: May 1, 2015

    Refer to Manure Spreading Advisory #2 of 2015 (April 1, 2015) for the current Advisory. The following Update does not change the Advisory.

    Manure applications have an overall positive effect on soil biology. Many of the same creatures that live in soil can be found in manure: shredders (arthropods), decomposers (bacteria and fungi), and grazers and predators (nematodes and protozoa).

    With excessive applications of liquid manure, there can be negative effects on soil biology: increased saturation of the soil, creating anaerobic conditions that increase rates of greenhouse gas emissions (nitrous oxide and methane), and decreasing soil life.

    To promote positive effects of manure application on soil biology:

    • Apply at rates to meet or approach crop requirements
    • Spread manure evenly or apply more on areas requiring remediation (e.g. solid manure on eroded knolls)
    • Use application methods to minimize soil surface disturbance

    Reference: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs. 2005. Best Management Practices: Manure Management. http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/environment/bmp/manure.htm

    Producers are responsible for decisions regarding manure spreading. Legislation gives no specific dates for manure spreading but it does not allow for manure to be spread in a manner that causes pollution.

    This Update is produced by government, in partnership with industry, to provide guidance to farmers regarding the Agricultural Waste Control Regulation and the ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ACT. If a discrepancy arises between this document and the legislation, the legislation takes precedence. Following this advisory does not relieve anyone from their obligations under the LEGISLATION. The Province of British Columbia does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information referenced here from legislation, and in no event is the Province liable or responsible for damages of any kind arising out of its use.

    For general information on manure spreading, please contact the BC Ministry of Agriculture:
    David Poon, P.Ag 604-556-3098
    Geoff Hughes-Games, P.Ag 604-556-3102

    Contact the BC Ministry of Environment:
    Report a spill 1-800-663-3456
    Report activities that are polluting the environment 1-877-952-7277 (Report All Poachers and Polluters RAPP)

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  • Manure Spreading Advisory #2 for 2015: South Coast Region

    Date: April 1, 2015

    • Well-planned manure applications are acceptable on most fields that are seeded, will be seeded within two weeks, or have well-established grasses.
    • Do not apply manure prior to significant rain events to avoid nutrient runoff and leaching. Please check your local weather forecast and see the next page for more information.
    • Avoid manure applications on wet areas or saturated soils. Some fields will dry more quickly than others.
    • Please continue to check you have enough manure storage to hold the average expected precipitation plus any excessive precipitation.

    Please read the entire advisory for details and important information to assist in the decision-making process for manure application(s) and storage.

    Producers are responsible for decisions regarding manure spreading. Legislation gives no specific dates for manure spreading but it does not allow for manure to be spread in a manner that causes pollution.

    This advisory is produced by government, in partnership with industry, to provide guidance to farmers regarding the Agricultural Waste Control Regulation and the ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ACT. If a discrepancy arises between this document and the legislation, the legislation takes precedence. Following this advisory does not relieve anyone from their obligations under the LEGISLATION. The Province of British Columbia does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information referenced here from legislation, and in no event is the Province liable or responsible for damages of any kind arising out of its use.

    For further information, please contact BC Ministry of Agriculture:
    David Poon, P.Ag. 604-556-3098
    Geoff Hughes-Games, P.Ag. 604-556-3102

    Contact the BC Ministry of Environment: Report a spill 1-800-663-3456
    Report activities that are polluting the environment 1-877-952-7277 (Report All Poachers and Polluters RAPP)

    Additional Information

    Manure Storage

    • Develop a contingency plan to outline an effective response in case of an emergency. The plan could include identification of nearby abandoned pits, contact information for vacuum trucks, and easy access to the provincial spill reporting hotline.
    • A review of beneficial management practices (such as those found in the Environmental Farm Plan Reference Guide) may help identify improved management practices to alleviate storage issues.

    Established Grasses

    • Manure may be applied throughout the growing season to meet crop nutrient uptake.
    • Avoid spreading on wet fields and saturated soils.
    • Plan manure applications to ensure that storage facilities will be as close to empty as possible by next October.
    • Do not apply manure within 5 meters or more of wet ditches or watercourses. Increase buffer width to avoid any contaminated runoff based on soil, soil cover conditions, slopes greater than 5%, and sensitivity of the area being protected.

    Berry and Vegetable Crops

    • Do not spread manure on berry fields between flowering and harvest or on vegetable fields after planting. 
    • The use of properly composted manure should be considered if food safety issues related to manure applications are a concern and/or if nutrient leaching is a concern in sensitive areas such as unconfined aquifers.
    • Verify your food safety plan or program requirements prior to manure and/or compost applications.

    Bare Fields and Fields Prior to Planting

    • Manure applications are not recommended unless the field will be seeded within two weeks of manure application.

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  • March UPDATE to Manure Spreading Advisory #1 2015: South Coast Region

    Date: March 2, 2015

    Reminder: It is acceptable to apply manure with certain precautions including a buffer width of 8 meters (26 feet) between the application area and sensitive areas and watercourses including ditches.  Refer to Manure Spreading Advisory #1 of 2015 (Feb 13, 2015) for more information and the complete advisory. The recommended buffer width distance will decrease towards the end of March.

    In December 2013, the Manure Spreading Advisory Committee answered Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) from the public to address questions and misconceptions about manure spreading in the B.C. South Coast. Questions included the following: “Should a farmer spread manure when it is raining?” “Why would one farm be spreading manure and their neighbour not be spreading?” “Why is manure spread repeatedly on the same field in the same year?”

    You can help spread the word about the Manure Spreading FAQ.

    Producers are responsible for decisions regarding manure spreading. Legislation gives no specific dates for manure spreading but it does not allow for manure to be spread in a manner that causes pollution.

    This Update is produced by government, in partnership with industry, to provide guidance to farmers regarding the Agricultural Waste Control Regulation and the ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ACT. If a discrepancy arises between this document and the legislation, the legislation takes precedence. Following this advisory does not relieve anyone from their obligations under the LEGISLATION. The Province of British Columbia does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information referenced here from legislation, and in no event is the Province liable or responsible for damages of any kind arising out of its use.

    For general information on manure spreading, please contact the BC Ministry of Agriculture:
    David Poon, P.Ag 604-556-3098
    Geoff Hughes-Games, P.Ag 604-556-3102

    Contact the BC Ministry of Environment: Report a spill 1-800-663-3456
    Report activities that are polluting the environment 1-877-952-7277 (Report All Poachers and Polluters RAPP)

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  • Manure Spreading Advisory #1 for 2015: South Coast Region

    Date: February 13, 2015

    It is acceptable to apply manure on established grasses, fields being seeded within two weeks of application, and berry fields if:

    • T-Sum value in your area is greater than 200*,
    • Soil temperature is greater than 5oC,
    • Crop is actively growing (for established crops only), and
    • Expected precipitation and manure applications will not create nutrient runoff to surface water or leaching below the root zone,
    • Nutrient loss risks are greatest on poorly-drained fields at this time.

    *Please see below for new guidance on interpreting your weather forecast.

    Please continue to check you have enough manure storage to hold the average expected precipitation plus any excessive precipitation.

    Field-stored solid agricultural wastes (except agricultural vegetation waste) MUST be COVERED from October 1 to April 1, inclusive.

    *T-Sum values as of February 12, 2015 in select locations:


              Abbotsford:  251
    Agassiz: 269
    Comox: 266                    
    North Cowichan: 265
    North Delta: 251               

    Please read the entire advisory for details and important information to assist in the decision-making process for manure application and storage.

    Producers are responsible for decisions regarding manure spreading. Legislation gives no specific dates for manure spreading but it does not allow for manure to be spread in a manner that causes pollution.

    This advisory is produced by government, in partnership with industry, to provide guidance to farmers regarding the Agricultural Waste Control Regulation and the ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ACT. If a discrepancy arises between this document and the legislation, the legislation takes precedence. Following this advisory does not relieve anyone from their obligations under the LEGISLATION. The Province of British Columbia does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information referenced here from legislation, and in no event is the Province liable or responsible for damages of any kind arising out of its use.

    For further information, please contact BC Ministry of Agriculture:
    David Poon, P.Ag. 604-556-3098
    Geoff Hughes-Games, P.Ag. 604-556-3102

    Contact the BC Ministry of Environment: Report a spill 1-800-663-3456
    Report activities that are polluting the environment 1-877-952-7277 (Report All Poachers and Polluters RAPP)

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Manure Storage

    • Develop a contingency plan to outline an effective response in case of an emergency. The plan could include identification of nearby abandoned pits, contact information for vacuum trucks, and easy access to the provincial spill reporting hotline.
    • A review of beneficial management practices (such as those found in the Environmental Farm Plan Reference Guide) may help identify improved management practices to alleviate storage issues.

    Established Grasses and Fields Prior to Planting

    • Manure may be applied to a field of established grasses if all the following apply:
    1. T-Sum value in your area is greater than 200 (see http://www.farmwest.com/climate/tsum)
    2. Soil temperature is greater than 5oC measured at a soil depth of 10 cm
    3. Grass is actively growing
    4. A minimum buffer width of 8 meters (26 feet) is maintained between the application area and sensitive areas and watercourses including ditches
    5. *Less than 5 mm of cumulative rain is expected for the 48 hours following application*
    6. *Less than 10 mm of cumulative rain is expected for the 72 hours following application*
    7. The field is not frozen or saturated, subject to flooding or runoff, and it is not tile-drained with the potential for manure to leave the farm

    *new guidance on interpreting your weather forecast

    Berry crops

    • Manure may be applied in late February but it is recommended you confirm from your food safety plan or program to determine the time requirement between manure application and crop harvest.
    • The use of properly composted manure should be considered if food safety issues related to manure applications are a concern or if nutrient leaching is a concern in sensitive areas such as over unconfined aquifers.

    Additional Resources

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  • Feburary UPDATE to Manure Spreading Advisory #4 2014: South Coast Region

    Date: February 2, 2015

    In general, manure application on any crops is not advised.  Refer to Manure Spreading Advisory #4 of 2014 (Oct 23, 2014) and the previous Update (January 2, 2015) . We are monitoring weather, soil and crop conditions and will release the next Advisory as conditions improve.

    Planning to spread poultry manure (after conditions become appropriate)? Will you be able to spread uniformly and in a timely way? The spreading equipment and speed determine how effectively poultry litter (PL) is used as a replacement fertilizer (Fig. 1). Find out more in the factsheets from the 2008 UBC studies at http://www.certifiedorganic.bc.ca/contacts/extension.php

     equipment spreading costs

    Figure 1. When tractor ground speed decreases below 4 km/h, spreading costs quickly increase. However, the marginal cost savings decrease as speeds increase above 8 km/h. Source: Poultry Litter Spreading Costs & Replacement Fertilizer Evaluations by Temple, Bomke and Milligan. Reprinted with permission from A.A. Bomke.

    Related factsheet: Poultry Litter as Replacement Fertilizer & Spreader Evaluations by Temple, Bomke and Milligan. Both factsheets are available at http://www.certifiedorganic.bc.ca/contacts/extension.php

    Producers are responsible for decisions regarding manure spreading. Legislation gives no specific dates for manure spreading but it does not allow for manure to be spread in a manner that causes pollution.

    This Update is produced by government, in partnership with industry, to provide guidance to farmers regarding the Agricultural Waste Control Regulation and the ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ACT. If a discrepancy arises between this document and the legislation, the legislation takes precedence. Following this advisory does not relieve anyone from their obligations under the LEGISLATION. The Province of British Columbia does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information referenced here from legislation, and in no event is the Province liable or responsible for damages of any kind arising out of its use.

    For general information on manure spreading, please contact the BC Ministry of Agriculture:
    David Poon, P.Ag 604-556-3098
    Geoff Hughes-Games, P.Ag 604-556-3102

    Contact the BC Ministry of Environment: Report a spill 1-800-663-3456

    Report activities that are polluting the environment 1-877-952-7277 (Report All Poachers and Polluters RAPP)

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  • Update to Manure Spreading Advisory #4 2014: South Coast Region

    Date: December 24, 2014 (Replaces Update on January 2, 2015)

    In general, manure application on any crops is not advised.

    Refer to Manure Spreading Advisory #4 of 2014 (Oct 23, 2014) (Advisory #4) or the Ministry of Agriculture (David Poon or Geoff Hughes-Games) for more information. Contact information is below.

    A special reminder about the movement of all poultry manure in the Fraser Valley: It is important that all those people transporting any poultry manure follow the appropriate guidelines and attain the necessary permits. Please note that these guidelines are subject to the regulations as outlined in Appendix M of the Hazard Specific Plan on the Canadian Food Inspection Agency website www.inspection.gc.ca/ai. (Direct link to Appendix M: http://bit.ly/1EfgniJ). These regulations pertain to all movements of poultry manure in the Fraser Valley.

    For more information, including details about the protocol for applying for a manure movement permit, the Ministry of Agriculture contact is Clayton Botkin (phone 604 556-3081; Clayton.Botkin@gov.bc.ca).

    Producers are responsible for decisions regarding manure spreading. Legislation gives no specific dates for manure spreading but it does not allow for manure to be spread in a manner that causes pollution.

    This Update is produced by government, in partnership with industry, to provide guidance to farmers regarding the Agricultural Waste Control Regulation and the ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ACT. If a discrepancy arises between this document and the legislation, the legislation takes precedence. Following this advisory does not relieve anyone from their obligations under the LEGISLATION. The Province of British Columbia does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information referenced here from legislation, and in no event is the Province liable or responsible for damages of any kind arising out of its use.

    For general information on manure spreading, please contact the BC Ministry of Agriculture: David Poon, P.Ag 604-556-3098 Geoff Hughes-Games, P.Ag 604-556-3102

    For more information about the restrictions on poultry manure movement, you can contact: Clayton Botkin, P.Ag 604-556-3081

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