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Free webinar: Reduction and fate of manure pathogens and antimicrobial resistance | May 17 at 2:30 pm | Researchers discuss the fate manure pathogens and antimicrobial resistance following land application as well as potential measures reducing these pathogens.  |  Details

From Morning AgClips:
Western Lake Erie Basin assistance programs updated | To help reduce nutrient runoff, the ODA’s new Ohio Working Lands Small Grains Program will provide cost share funds to WLEB producers that plant and harvest small grains, land apply manure, and plant a cover crop.  |   Article

From SWCS Conservation NewsBriefs:
Reducing harmful Lake Erie algal blooms: What will it take? | A study by OSU researcher Robyn Wilson found that farmers want to reduce phosphorus runoff and are willing to implement practices such as following P application guidelines and water management, but need better cost-benefit information, support tools, and technical assistance.  |  Article

From Manure Manager:
Proceeding with precision | Precision manure application can be achieved by retrofitting existing equipment and it can help better manage nutrients, saving farmers money and helping them stay ahead of regulatory requirements.  |  Article

From UNL Water:
Manure reduces nitrate losses to water in Iowa study | The 12-year study found that poultry manure, applied at an agronomic rate (150 lbs N/ac), had the same corn yield, higher soybean yield, and less nitrate runoff compared to UAN. For both nutrient sources, nitrate loss was highest from March to June due to low evapotranspiration rates and high precipitation. |  Article

Video explains swine farm anaerobic digester | A good explanation of this Nebraska farm’s “manure processing system”, includes getting manure to the digester, system design and management, biogas use, and land application of the “99% odor free” effluent.  |  Video

Composted cattle manure is NOT detrimental to sugar beet production | Manure is not a good source of N for sugar beet crops as the N is available too late in the season, but research shows that composted beef manure can provide N at the right time.   |  Article

From ILSR:
Community composting done right: A guide to best management practices | A new comprehensive guide to establishing smaller scale composting systems, with an emphasis on food scraps.  |  Details