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)
- 10/3 Save the Date: Nitrogen Conference on March 6
Conference on March 6, 2015 in St. Cloud, MN focused on nitrogen management for Minnesota's crop producers and ag professionals
- 9/9 Custom Manure Applicators Asked to Help in Preventing the Spread of Pig PED Virus
Larry D. Jacobson, Extension Agricultural Engineer, U of M Extension With the harvest season fast approaching, the application of stored manure from animal facilities on the harvested fields will soon ...
- 5/2 Using Grid Soil Sampling to Guide Manure Application
Les Everett - Water Resources Center Education Coordinator, U of M. Randy Pepin and Jose A. Hernandez - Extension Educators, University of Minnesota - Extension Using grid soil sampling to ...
- 10/31 Nutrient Management Planner v. 4.0
Nutrient Management Planner for Minnesota software, version 4.0 for M.S. Windows 7 and Access 2010 is now available on a CD from UM Extension, http://www.extension.umn.edu, at the Extension Store. NMP ...
- 10/5 New Manure Management and Air Quality Education Website
By Jose A. Hernandez Extension Educator - Nutrient Management A new Manure Management and Air Quality Education website has been launched. The new website provides educational materials, and current research ...