Manure Management

Solid manure application

 

Manure is a resource that can be applied to cropland  to provide organic matter and nutrients. To realize these benefits and protect water quality, it needs to be applied at the right rate, in the right place, and at the right time.

 

Click on titles below for information on best manure management practices.

 

 

 

 



 

CALCULATIONS

Nutrient Management Workbook (OSU)
Manure Processing Technology Excel workbook (OSU)
Manure Application: Spreader Calibration (solid manure demonstration, OSU)
Determining Spreader Capacity (solid and liquid manure, MSU)
Spreader Calibration (solid manure with tables, PSU)

RESOURCES

GENERAL INFORMATION:
Ohio Livestock Manure Management Guide (OSU Extension)
Manure Processing Technology (MPT) Assessment (OARDC/OSU)
       MPT Excel Workbook
Manure articles
(C.O.R.N. Newsletter, OSU Extension)
AgBMPs (OSU)
Nutrient Management 590 Standard (USDA-NRCS)
Animal Manure Management (UN-L)

SPECIFIC TOPICS:
Ohio Mortality Composting Certification (OSU)
Livestock Environmental Assurance Program (OLC)
OnMRK: Ohio Nutrient Managment Record Keeper (OSU, MWCD, OFBF)
Interpreting Manure Sample Test Results (OSU)
Manure and Compost: Nitrogen Availability (OSU)
Safe Manure Removal Policies  (National Pork Board)
Manure Storage Entering Procedures (UI)
Benefical Uses of Manure and Environmental Protection (EPA, Livestock Commodity Groups)

LINKS

ODA: Livestock Envrionmental Permitting
ODA: Soil & Water Conservation
Ohio: Natural Resources Conservation Service
USDA: Natural Resources Conservation Service
eXtension: Animal Manure Management
AgSTAR: Biogas Recovery in the Agricultural Sector