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April 4, 2019
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From Ohio Country Journal
Topdressing wheat with liquid swine manure | Glen Arnold, OSU Extension manure nutrient management specialist, provides details on how best to apply manure to wheat fields now.  |  Article

From Manure Manager:
Video: All about manure with Jeff Schoenau | This 5-minute overview compares the benefits of manure to fertilizers, discusses differences in nutrient availability in solid and liquid manure, and provides tips for using manure for crop production.  |  Video

Composting or stockpiling – What’s the difference? | Composting manure is an actively managed and aerobic method, while stockpiling it is passive and usually anaerobic. While both have microbial activity, they differ in the rate and extent of decomposition, gas emissions, and nutrient losses.  |  Article

Devising an effective sampling program for dairy manure | UMass Extension factsheet discusses timing and methods for collecting solid or liquid dairy manure samples.  |  Article

From SWCS Conservation News Briefs:
Phosphorus reduction approached 20,000 pounds for Yahara Pride Farms in 2017 | This Wisconsin farmer-led conservation group had significant P reduction using combinations of practices that included cover crops, low-disturbance manure injection, headland manure stacking, and others.   |  Article

Manure application changes with winter crop can cut nitrogen loss, boost profits | A 2-year Penn State study of three practices – manure injection, manure application before planting a rye cover crop, and harvesting the rye as forage (~10 days later than normal) – improved nitrogen use and yields.  |  Article

Morning AgClips:
Research helps dairies reduce nitrogen, save money | A study of seven New York dairies demonstrated that the Cornell Net Carbohydrate and Protein System (CNCPS) can help farmers determine feed rations to improve milk production and reduce nitrogen in manure.  |  Article