Myth #5

Use of manure in pivot irrigation spews the smell everywhere.

Did you know that pivot irrigation nozzle can improve odor control and eliminate the issue of spraying outside of field boundaries?

  • Opponents say “The use of pivot irrigation systems causes greater odors and may spray manure onto passing cars.” 
  • In truth, pivot irrigation systems are better than many other forms of manure application.  Pivot irrigation has a low runoff potential.  Studies show that the odors emitted from pivot irrigation last much less time than the odors from surface application.  Farmers are encouraged to use pivot irrigation when there is minimum wind to discourage the spread of odors. 
  • www.p2pays.org
Did you know that pivot irrigation nozzle can improve odor control and eliminate the issue of spraying outside of field boundaries?
 

Myths and Facts on Livestock Expansion Illinois

Myth #1
Livestock odors will cause asthma in my children (air quality)

Myth #2
Livestock operations will pollute my groundwater (water quality)

Myth #3
Antibiotic resistance is a result of modern livestock production.

Myth #4
Facilities don’t have established procedures or plans to avoid or handle spills, runoff, etc.

Myth #5
Use of manure in pivot irrigation spews the smell everywhere.

Myth #6
Toxic chemicals are emitted from livestock facilities. 

Myth #7
My property value will decrease if a livestock operation locates next to or near my property. 

Myth #8
Our local roads can’t handle the weight of the heavier trucks that livestock operations require.

Myth #9
Livestock operations dispose of dead animals in unsanitary ways.

Myth #10
Livestock operations raise animals in harmful and inhumane ways.