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
- 4/14 Diversification Tools for Effective, Long-term Weed Management
Does glyphosate perform as well today as it did when you first used it? When producers were asked this question at University of Minnesota Private Pesticide Applicator Training sessions ...
- 4/11 Sauk Centre Hay Auction Summary April 3, 2014
Summary of Sauk Centre Hay Auction with load divided based on type and quality, posted by Extension Educator Dan Martens
- 4/9 U of MN Extension Launches Crops YouTube Video Site
University of Minnesota Extension has recently launched a U of MN Extension Crops YouTube video site. It can be accessed through the newly updated U of MN Extension Crops webpage ...
- 4/1 Sauk Centre Hay Auction Summary March 20, 2014
U of M Extension Educator Dan Martens posts this summary of the quality tested hay auction in Sauk Centre. Lots are divided into groups based on type and quality with ...
- 4/1 Just in Time for Spring: University of Minnesota Unveils Newly Rebuilt Forage Website
M. Scott Wells - Extension Forage and Cropping Systems Agronomist We are excited to announce that our University of Minnesota Forage website has emerged from its complete rebuild. Visitors to ...