Watch narrated video presentations to learn the basics of manure handling systems, crop benefits and beef, dairy, poultry, swine manure.
Learn about open lot runoff and manure pit storage.
Current research about storing or composting manure before it is used as a fertilizer to reduce pathogens.
Ways to treat manure effectively using aerobic, anaerobic digestion and composting.
Research, treatment and system designs to manage milk house waste.
Create an odor management plan, identify high odor sources and control technologies.
What is manure worth? Calculate nutrient values and learn how to calibrate manure spreaders and application rates.
With the harvest season fast approaching, the application of stored manure from animal facilities on the harvested fields will soon follow. This year, pork producers need to be aware of the risk of spreading Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea (PED) through equipment used to pump and land apply manure from all farms but especially those with pigs exhibiting clinical signs of the disease. (96 K PDF)
This publication describes the results of 12 site-years of research on-farm and on-station in Southern Minnesota. The goal of the experiments was to determine the best time to apply liquid swine manure to corn to maximize crop yields and minimize nitrogen (N) losses. (258 K PDF)
Manure Management News
- 3/5 Sauk Centre Hay Auction Summary Feb 20, 2014
Summary of Largest Quality Tested Hay Auction in Minnesota, lots grouped by type and quality with averages, ranges and trends by UM Extension staff
- 2/24 Predicting the future: Alfalfa winter injury in Minnesota
With one of the coldest winters on record, how likely is winter injury and winterkill in alfalfa this winter?
- 2/22 Barriers to Bushels Program to Address Current Production Issues in Corn and Soybean at Five Locations Across Minnesota
To help address key management issues of Northwestern and West Central Minnesota producers, Barriers to Bushels will be held at five locations in late February and early March. This is ...
- 2/21 Program Announcement: 2014 Southern Wheat Tour
With increasing spring and fall workloads and problematic pests problems, including herbicide resistant weeds, wheat offers opportunities to diversity the cropping systems in southern Minnesota and manage these challenges cost ...
- 2/19 Sauk Centre Hay Auction Summary Feb 6, 2014
Summary of Sauk Centre MN Hay Auction based on hay and bedding groups based on bale type and quality - by Extension Educator Dan Martens