December UPDATE to Manure Spreading Advisory #4

Re: Update to Manure Spreading Advisory #4 2013: South Coast Region December 2, 2013

  • In general, manure application is not advised until further notice
  • See Advisory #4 (Nov 4, 2013) for recommendations concerning management practices

 For those with manure application equipment and who are thinking ahead to next year, will you be calibrating your equipment? To be able to apply manure uniformly at desired rates, it is important to calibrate.

  • For the first calibration, water can be used as a clean alternative to liquid manures
  • In addition to the Ministry factsheet http://bit.ly/18pgtPT, you can find factsheets online from several other sources

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

For questions of a regulatory nature: BC Ministry of Environment
George Rushworth, P.Ag 604-582-5211

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