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OCAMM odds & ends

From Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Community:
Webinar: Models & Tools to Improve Manure Management | May 19 at 2:30 pm | Getting the most value from manure requires planning. Learn about two tools that focus on application and one that supports livestock production and expansion.  |  Details

Recorded webinar: Improving Air Quality In and Around Livestock Facilities | View three presentations about the needs and treatment for improved indoor air quality and for exhaust air for broiler production, dairies, and other livestock facilities.  |  Recording

From North Central Region Water Network:
Webinar: Phosphorus Management | May 10 at 3:00 pm | Learn what the latest research and case studies say about meeting plant growth needs while minimizing phosphorus runoff.  |  Details

New: Soil Health and Water Quality | This whitepaper explores the connection of the role of in water and nutrient cycling and how these and other soil properties can affect water quality.  |  Whitepaper

From Manure Manager:
Application rates of manure as a nutrient source vary by crop | A short explanation and chart illustrate the manure application rate for different crops based on nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium availability and crop needs.  |  Article

Texas dairy farm explosion kills 18,000 cows | A manure vacuum truck may have ignited methane gas, causing an explosion and fire that killed an estimated 18,000 cows and injured one worker.  |  Article1    Article2

From National Hog Farmer:
Insect bioreactor unit to evaluate pig manure as feedstock for BSF | Feeding black solder flies (BSF) on manure can reduce its nutrient content and the BSF larvae can be used as swine or poultry feed, creating a closed loop that reduces costs and environmental impacts. Currently, the EU does not permit BSF larvae fed on manure to be used for animal feed, but this bioreactor, located in the UK, will provide data that could change that.  |  Article

New: Soil Carbon Amendment Conservation Practice Standard | The USDA NRCS published Code 336 to provide guidelines for using carbon-based amendments, including compost and biochar, to improve soil organic matter, sequester carbon, improve soil aggregate stability, and/or improve habitat for soil organisms.  |  Document