Managing odor is a key part of managing livestock manure. That topic is the focus of the Sept. 19 Webcast presented via the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center at Kansas State University.

Hydrogen sulfide gas (H2S) is produced from animal manure under anaerobic conditions. The odor of H2S is associated with a “rotten egg” smell. H2S is an odorant of concern because it can reach toxic levels and even fatal levels in confined manure storage pits.

Leading the discussion will be Larry Jacobson of the University of Minnesota, an official of the Minnesota Pollution Control Board (invited) and other experts in the field.

More Webcast information will be posted on as it becomes available.

The Sept. 19 Webcast starts at 1:30 p.m. (CST). To learn how to participate, click on the Web site, go to the learning center and follow the steps on “How Do I Participate in a Web cast”?