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Friday, April 25th, 2008
Photo by Mark Pummell/The Daily Standard

Ivo Post scoops hog manure out of a Geotube at his farm Thursday near Maria Stein. The Grand Lake/Wabash Watershed Alliance is spearheading tests at two area farms to see if using Geotubes to separate manure from water is an economically feasible management tool for farmers. The liquid manure was pumped into three bags at Post's farm six months ago. Much of the water filtered out of the bag, leaving this moist, potting soil type mixture. Two Geotubes filled with dairy manure at another farm will be opened early next month.

Related online story:
Three Geotubes containing liquid hog manure were opened Thursday at a Maria Stein hog farm, but reports that will show whether the technology is economically feasible to use as a manure management tool won't be done until June. [More]
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