On Sept. 19, a Webcast will focus on hydrogen sulfide gas produced from animal manure. The event is open to all livestock producers and others interested in the topic.
   
Hydrogen sulfide can reach toxic levels in confined manure storage pits. Its presence in confinement buildings and open lots has been the subject of recent studies that will be discussed as part of a national series of manure-management Webcasts from U.S. land-grant universities.
   
University of Minnesota professor Larry Jacobson and Jim Sullivan with the Minnesota Pollution Control Board will join Texas A&M professor Saqib Mukhtar to discuss outdoor concentrations of hydrogen sulfide gas and the concerns of government agencies. The one-hour session begins at 1:30 p.m. (CDT).
   
The Webcast is one in a series hosted by the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center, developed by experts from land-grant universities, agencies and other organizations. The center is part of the national eXtension interactive Web resource customized with links to local Cooperative Extension Web sites. 
   
The Webcast meeting room opens 15 minutes before the start time. To view the session, click here.

Source: Kansas State University