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Methane (CH4) safety

Description

Methane (CH4) is a major greenhouse gas. It is produced during anaerobic decomposition of manure and accumulates around manure storage areas. Methane emissions from manure depend on the way manure is managed (liquid manure systems produce more methane than solid manure systems) and environmental factors such as temperature and moisture (warmer temperatures and moist conditions will produce greater amounts of methane).

Updated

August 1, 2004

Tags
livestock housing manure methane

Title and publication information

Type
Fact Sheet
Series Title

Agri-facts

Extent

2 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture, Food, and Rural Development (1992-2006)

Contributor

Atia, Atta

Place of Publication

Edmonton

Subject Information

Topic
Agriculture
Subject (LCSH)

Methane--Safety measures.

Resource Dates

Date Created

2004-08-01

Date Added

2015-12-15T21:10:03.869331

Date Modified

2004-08-01

Date Issued

2004-08-01

Audience information

Identifiers

AGDEX number

729-2

NEOS catalogue key

3071747

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Agriculture and Forestry

Contact Email

duke@gov.ab.ca