December UPDATE to Manure Spreading Advisory #4

South Coast Region Date: December 1, 2014

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

Update your bookmarks: current and previous manure spreading releases (Advisories and Updates) are moving to a new BC Government webpage: For the next few months, the previous webpage will also work or redirect you to the new page. In addition, you can find the releases at and get them by subscribing to a mailing list* or by following BC Nutrient Manager (@BC_Agriculture) on Twitter.

*Send an email to if you want to be included on the Ministry of Agriculture’s mailing list. Producer groups may also have their own mailing lists.

Note: There was a typo in the November 3 Update. Whereas it was written that the next Advisory, expected to be released in 2015, would be “advising against further manure applications this fall and winter,” it should have been written that the next Advisory would be providing advice on careful manure application as conditions for manure spreading improve on some fields.

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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