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Management

  Manure Accident Readiness - Prepare for the Worst
  Webcast Investigates Chesapeake Bay TMDL Issues
  Maximizing Manure’s Nutrient Values
  National 590 Nutrient Management Standard Open for Comment
  Use Caution with Winter Manure Application
  Minnesota Nutrient Management Conference Set
  Midwest Manure Summit Scheduled in Green Bay
  Iowa Dry Manure Applicator Workshops Scheduled
  Missouri Offers Nutrient Management Courses

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Manure Accident Readiness - Prepare for the Worst

Training and preparation are keys to avoiding a tragic manure pit incident, according to Chuck Schwartau, University of Minnesota regional Extension educator.

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Webcast Investigates Chesapeake Bay TMDL Issues

There are many questions surrounding the implementation of Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) requirements for the Chesapeake Bay watershed. A Feb. 18 eXtension Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center webcast will address some of the TMDL questions and provide some answers to questions such as: What is the future of agricultural nutrient management in the Chesapeake Bay? How will the implementation of the Total Maximum Daily Load affect farmers throughout the watershed?

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Maximizing Manure’s Nutrient Values

Plant-available nitrogen is highly dependent on application rates, method of application, timing and type of manure. Michigan State University experts offer some points to consider when contemplating application methods with an eye toward maximizing manure’s fertilizer benefits.

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National 590 Nutrient Management Standard Open for Comment

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is currently revising the National 590 Nutrient Management Technical Standard. The proposed new standard was posted on Jan. 11, 2011, in the Federal Register. The due date for comments is Feb. 25, 2011.

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Use Caution with Winter Manure Application

Farmers are never encouraged to spread manure or fertilizer on frozen or snow-covered ground, but researchers know that sometimes it's inevitable. That is why Robert Mullen of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) and Jon Rausch, Ohio State University (OSU) Extension educator, will present, "How to Apply Manure and Fertilizer to Frozen/Snow Covered Ground, if You Absolutely Have To," at the 2011 Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference set for Feb. 24-25 at the McIntosh Center of Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH.

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Minnesota Nutrient Management Conference Set

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) invites producers to hear about the latest nutrient management research and techniques at a Nutrient Efficiency and Management Conference on Feb. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Rochester Event Center in Rochester, MN.

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Midwest Manure Summit Scheduled in Green Bay

University of Wisconsin-Extension will host the Midwest Manure Summit on Feb. 15-16, 2011 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI.

Conference topics and speakers include:

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Iowa Dry Manure Applicator Workshops Scheduled

Iowa State University Extension will offer manure applicator certification workshops for dry manure operators in several locations throughout February. Workshop topics will include land application rules, stockpiling requirements, a quick review of winter application laws and manure nitrogen issues. The workshops are free and open to all. Applicators will be required to submit certification forms and fees to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to meet manure applicator certification requirements. A list of workshop location is available at: www.extension.iastate.edu, or contact Angela Rieck-Hinz at 515-294-9590, amrieck@iastate.edu.

Missouri Offers Nutrient Management Courses

The University of Missouri (MU) is offering two nutrient management courses at the MU Bradford Farm, east of Columbia, MO. The courses provide training and continuing education credits for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) operators and Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs).

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