The value of a good lagoon cover
April 9, 2010
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources noted last November that heavy late-season rains had interfered with farmers' ability to land-apply manure
to their fields, which combined with additional rainfall made for a lot of trouble with full manure-storage facilities. One of the benefits of lagoon covers
is that they can keep rainfall from adding volume to an already-full lagoon. Every inch of rainfall over a one-acre lagoon displaces about 30,000 gallons of storage. Moreover, lagoon covers offer additional benefits by capturing odors and even (when properly outfitted) capturing valuable biogas which can be burned for energy and heat.
last revised April 2010