By Tim Kowols
Kewaunee County farmers would not be allowed to use high-pressure sprayers to spread liquid manure onto their fields if the County Board approves a proposed ordinance. According to a draft ordinance introduced earlier this month by Kewaunee County Administrator Scott Feldt, farmers would be required to use only low-pressure methods of manure spraying underneath the canopy formed by the crops. Feldt says this will help prevent some of the drifting often associated with manure spraying and also allows farmers to spread over a longer period of time.
Another draft ordinance affecting the type of electronic equipment needed for manure spreaders and the certifications their haulers must obtain was also introduced earlier this month. The Kewaunee County Board could take it up for a vote in August.