John C. Tydnall Iowa State University

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Vegetative Environmental Buffers for Odor Mitigation

Publish Date: May 21, 2013

An odor mitigation technology that is drawing a lot of attention in Midwestern livestock producing states is the strategic use of shelterbelts – purposefully planted trees and shrubs arranged in linear patterns around production facilities; a technical term for this technology is Vegetative Environmental Buffers or VEBs. Research suggests that VEBs can play an important, incremental low-cost role in bio-physically and socially mitigating odor.

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