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Minnesota: Manure and Nutrients – A Complicated Relationship

Minnesota: Manure and Nutrients – A Complicated Relationship

👤By Melissa Wilson, University of Minnesota Manure Management Specialist 🕔Nov 6, 2017

Animal manure – or “brown gold” as some like to call it – is a valuable source of nutrients for growing crops when applied at agronomic rates. In Extension, we often get questions about how to manage manure nutrients. Unfortunately,

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Manure Storage System Safety: Understanding the Risks

Manure Storage System Safety: Understanding the Risks

👤By Tracey Erickson, North Dakota State University Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 23, 2017

Are you at risk while pumping out your manure storage system? Without throwing out the “here’s your sign” card, the simple answer to the question posed in the title of this article is, yes! Many producers know and understand the

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Ohio: Fall Manure Application Tips

Ohio: Fall Manure Application Tips

👤By Glen Arnold, CCA, and Kevin Elder, Ohio State University Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 18, 2017

With warmer than normal weather forecast for the next couple of weeks, corn and soybean harvest in Ohio is expected to get back on track. Livestock producers and commercial manure applicators soon will be applying both liquid and solid manure

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Pennsylvania Corn: Fall Manure Management

Pennsylvania Corn: Fall Manure Management

👤By Douglas Beegle and Kelly Patches, Pennsylvania State University Extension Specialists 🕔Sep 26, 2017

After corn silage harvest is complete, one of the next jobs is spreading manure. Two important things to consider for fall manure application are timing and cover crop management. The best scenario would be if we did not have to

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Nebraska Research: Manure Used to Help Reduce Erosion and Runoff – 4 Lessons

Nebraska Research: Manure Used to Help Reduce Erosion and Runoff – 4 Lessons

👤By Rick Koelsch, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Livestock Environmental Engineer 🕔Aug 7, 2017

Charles Wortmann and Dan Walters, faculty in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, provide several important insights in a field research initiative that monitored soil erosion, runoff, and phosphorus (P) loss from replicated field plots over three

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Ohio Soybeans: Applying Manure to Double-Crop Fields

Ohio Soybeans: Applying Manure to Double-Crop Fields

👤By Glen Arnold, Ohio State University 🕔Jun 20, 2017

Wheat fields will be harvested in Ohio over the next 10 days and many farmers will plant double-crop soybeans. In recent years there has been more interest from livestock producers in applying manure to newly planted soybeans to provide moisture

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Michigan: When Is the Best Time to Spread Manure?

Michigan: When Is the Best Time to Spread Manure?

👤By Shelby Burlew, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Apr 13, 2017

When is the best time to spread manure for optimal crop production and minimize environmental losses? The simple answer is it depends on many factors. While not exactly a satisfying answer to a complex scenario, it truly depends on the

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Fall Tillage Goals: A Few Ideas to Get You Thinking – DTN

Fall Tillage Goals: A Few Ideas to Get You Thinking – DTN

👤By Daniel Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist 🕔Oct 7, 2016

What is your goal for fall tillage? Is it to process residue, blacken the soil or break compaction layer? Perhaps you want to incorporate fertilizer and soil amendments like compost, gypsum, lime or manure. Maybe you need to incorporate cover

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Illinois: Make Manure Safety a Priority After Harvest

Illinois: Make Manure Safety a Priority After Harvest

👤By Leanne Lucas, University of Illinois 🕔Aug 18, 2016

With harvest around the corner, manure application follows, so it’s a good time to remember manure safety, says Rich Gates, professor and Extension specialist at the University of Illinois. “Any liquid/slurry stores, when agitated, will release toxic hydrogen sulfide and

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Ohio Wheat: Consider Timing, Nitrogen Content When Using Liquid Manure

Ohio Wheat: Consider Timing, Nitrogen Content When Using Liquid Manure

👤By Mauricio Espinoza, Ohio State University 🕔Mar 17, 2016

Liquid livestock manure can be a great option as a spring topdress fertilizer for wheat fields if applied during the appropriate window of time and if it has the right amount of nitrogen, according to research conducted by the College

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