Got Manure? Need Manure? – There’s an App for that!
The UNL manure team has been working on building an app to connect the public to the manure people they need, and maybe learn a little bit about manure along the way. Our goal with the app is to enable folks to find a manure applicator, broker, advisor, or resource person in their area. We’ve been testing and updating, and we think it’s ready for its full debut! The app is available for both Android and Apple devices.
The app has 5 main tabs: Home, News, Events, Our Team, and Contacts. Access the app at https://nemanure.glideapp.io
The home screen introduces you to the app, gives you a chance to sign-up for manure news in your inbox and tells you a little about each of the other tabs. Additionally, it offers a map of the area Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) inspectors, which also are found in the contacts tab.
On the news tab, you'll see the recent articles that have been published at manure.unl.edu. The manure.unl.edu webpage is a repository of Extension and applied research information to answer your questions related to manure and livestock mortalities, including land application, state and national regulations, and mortality management, among other resources. Click to Read the full article.
Events related to manure, livestock, or water can be found in this tab. Check back frequently for educational opportunities that might interest you.
The Our Team tab connects you to the UNL Manure team that can help you with needs relative to environmental issues associated with animal production, including planning of new and expanding operations, managing nutrients, odor, and pathogens, land application of manure for fertility and soil health benefits, and managing mortalities. You can search by name, expertise or location using the magnifying glass icon in the upper right corner of this tab. We welcome your questions!
The contacts tab is perhaps the most important part of the Manure.unl.edu app. It connects you with “manure people” you need. It includes custom applicators and haulers, manure brokers and consultants, as well as representatives from the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy and Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS). There are two views for this particular tab. The default view is the list view. In it, you can search and filter by name, business type or type of manure. To access the map view, click the button that looks like a folded paper in the lower right corner of the list. In this view, you can zoom in to your area and see what manure contacts are closest to you.
In an effort to keep contact information up-to-date, contacts included in the list can manage their own information. Additionally, if you are wish to be added as a manure contact, you can do so using the “+” button in the upper right corner. The listing of contacts does not imply endorsement by the University.
Accessing the App
The app is available for both Apple and Android devices, but is not currently listed on the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. In addition, the app can be utilized right in your web browser. To access the app, visit https://nemanure.glideapp.io. You will need to enter your email address, where you will receive a pin number to verify a correct address. This makes sure only real people are adding to the contacts list. If you have problems, reach out to Leslie Johnson by email or phone at 402-584-3818.
This article was reviewed by Javed Iqbal and Michael Sindelar