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Webinar: Food Safety and Manure Application | Friday, March 19 at 2:30 pm | Best practices and federal guidelines for applying manure, compost and irrigation water for food production.  |  Details

Video: Calibrating a Solid Manure Spreader | A good ‘how-to’ video showing wo methods, along with calculations, for determining your manure application rate.  |  Video

From Ohio’s Country Journal:
Livestock manure properties and pollution prevention | An analysis of manure nutrients on Ohio farms and implications for land application.  | Part 1 |  Part 2

From SWCS Conservation NewsBriefs:
Manure improves soil and microbe community | Researchers in Texas fount that a 1-time application of manure to grasslands in a semi-arid climate can improve the soil, but it is a slow process.  |  Article

From Manure Manager:
Demystifying spring manure application | A look at common myths on when and how to apply manure in the spring.  |  Article

From waste product to water purifier | Researchers are expanding a 20-year study in Iowa that found poultry manure on soybeans had improved yields and other benefits. The new 6-year study will add other variables to evaluate the effects on water quality.  |  Article

Making changes and changing minds | In Wisconsin, a demonstration farm project is helping farmers to learn about and implement different practices that improve water quality.  |  Article

From Morning AgClips:
Soil health economics evaluated on 100 farms | Researchers interviewed 100 farmers from 9 state to evaluate the economic impacts of practices, such as nutrient management, on soil health. A webinar on Ohio findings will be May 6 (scroll through the article registration link).   |  Article