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From Glen Arnold (OSU):
New: NRCS updated manure stockpiling rules | Rules for temporary stockpiling of solid manure plus a job sheet/check list are available online.  |  Rules  |  Job Sheet

Upcoming webinar: Designer manure - Customizing manure nutrients to meet crop needs | February 21 at 2:30 pm (ET) | Join Glen Arnold (OSU), University of Minnesota researchers, and an organics fertilizer company to learn how to blend manure with commercial fertilizes to optimize nutrient balance.  |  Details

Watch now:  Managing manure beyond the farmyard: Manure management for less-typical species and settings | Got alligator manure? Fish? Elk? Presenters address manure challenges and practices for these unique production systems.  |  Archive  

From Ohio Ag Net:
Manure management can cut phosphorus losses by over 50% | By using manure application that injects liquid swine manure 8 in deep and then closes the trench, the Stateler’s report that both N and P losses have decreased significantly.  |  Article

DeWine announce availability of first $30 million in H2OHIO funds | Farmers in the Maumee River Watershed can apply for funds to implement practice that can reduce P losses. Informational sessions that cover the application and certification process will be held in several locations.  |  Article

From Manure Manager
Manure basics: Calibrate your manure spreader | A Michigan Sate University found that only a quarter of farmers who did not calibrate were within 20% of their target application rate.  Here’s how to calibrate and calculate for better results.  |  Article  |  More info

Shocking smell: Two-part barn system reduces odor | Since 2011, EPI Air has been refining its system, which uses ionization for charge particles that aggregate, creating larger particles that our filtered as they leave the building. It’s been shown to be effective for swine and poultry buildings.  |  Article

From SWCS Conservation News:
Phosphorus and river water quality | A study by the U.S. Geological Survey found that historical sources of phosphorus, such as past manure and fertilizer application, affect water quality and conservation practices can improve it.  |  Article

The watershed-based approach to address non-point source nutrients | A discussion of in-field nutrient management, land use and erosion control, and edge of field practices to reduce nutrients near the source, thus reducing loading into streams and lakes.  |  Article

From National Hog Farmer:
Cut odor, reduce phosphorus in manure | Researchers at the University of Minnesota have developed a hydrothermal carbonization process, using commercially available equipment, that can convert liquid swine manure to hydrochar, while “. . .  eliminating noxious odor components; removing P, heavy metals, and  fatty acids; and eradicate pathogens and inactivate antibiotics”.  |  Article

From British Columbia’s Waste Management program:
Factsheet: Efficient Liquid Manure Application Systems | This overview of six methods includes benefits, photos, comparisons of application time and fertilizer savings, and more.  |  Factsheet

Report: Social, Economic and Environmental Evaluation of Beneficial Management Practices: Treatment Systems for Solid or Liquid Manure | Farmer surveys, manure samples and other data were used for this in-depth assessment of solid liquid manure separation and bedding recovery technologies.  |  Report

Report: Evaluation of Nutrient Recovery Technologies for Dairy Manure and Digestate | An evaluation of mechanical, chemical and biological methods found that separation using a centrifuge was most effective; however, no method was economically feasible for an individual farm in B.C.  |  Report