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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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Ohio: How Much Fall-Applied Manure Nitrogen Will be Available for 2016?

Ohio: How Much Fall-Applied Manure Nitrogen Will be Available for 2016?

👤By Glen Arnold, Ohio State University 🕔Dec 23, 2015

Most parts of Ohio have had an excellent fall and early winter time period for manure application. The long fall window to apply manure should reduce the amount to be applied during the winter months. A few farmers have asked

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Ohio Wheat: Applying Manure to Newly Planted Fields

Ohio Wheat: Applying Manure to Newly Planted Fields

👤By Glen Arnold, Ohio State University 🕔Sep 29, 2015

Several livestock producers have inquired about applying liquid dairy or swine manure to newly planted wheat fields using a drag hose. The thought process is that the fields are firm (dry), there is very little rain in the nearby forecast,

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Ohio: New Manure and Fertilizer Regulations

Ohio: New Manure and Fertilizer Regulations

👤By Greg LaBarge, Ohio State University 🕔Jul 7, 2015

New regulations for manure and fertilizer application started on July 3, 2015 when Senate Bill Number 1 came into effect. The legislation affects nitrogen and phosphorus application whether applied as manure or granular fertilizers. Parts of the regulations are targeted

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Making Money With Manure, Advantages of Composting and Additives – DTN

👤By Russ Quinn, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Mar 26, 2015

When farmers consider adding manure to their fields, they weigh its benefits against some of the negatives. They need to be aware of the amount of nutrients they are adding to meet the crop’s needs, as well as deal with

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