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Nutrient
Management

  Vegetative Treatment Systems Control Feedlot Runoff
  North Carolina Pork Producers See Legislative Changes
  Summit Focuses on Viable Manure Treatment Technology
  Field Days Address Nutrient Management for Alfalfa-Corn Rotations
  Manure Application through Sprinkler Irrigation a New Feature at Manure Expo
  Iowa Workshop will help Update Nutrient Management Plans
  Conservation Tour to Highlight Positive Practices
  North Dakota to Host Composting Demonstration Day
  Wastewater and Manure Management Ideas Featured in Ohio

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Vegetative Treatment Systems Control Feedlot Runoff

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) experts have spent several years investigating Vegetative Treatment Systems (VTS) that can offer options for controlling runoff from livestock feeding operations. VTS is a system to collect and manage the runoff from a production area using vegetation and soils.

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North Carolina Pork Producers See Legislative Changes

New laws resulting from the recently concluded session of the 2011 North Carolina General Assembly could prove beneficial to pork producers, according to the North Carolina Pork Council Porkline e-newsletter. The state’s Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) experienced significant policy changes, including the transfer of both the Division of Soil and Water Conservation and the Division of Forestry from DENR to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

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Summit Focuses on Viable Manure Treatment Technology

The Midwest Regional Technology Summit, coordinated by Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc. (FFPC), will be held July 14-15 at the Renaissance Savery Hotel in Des Moines, IA. The symposium will focus on the theme, "Strategies to Increase Yields and Revenue on the Farm Using Nitrogen Capture and Renewable Energy Technologies."

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Field Days Address Nutrient Management for Alfalfa-Corn Rotations

Twenty-six on-farm research trials are currently taking place across southern and central Minnesota, addressing issues related to nutrient and crop management practices within alfalfa-corn rotations. Results from this research and related projects will be presented at three upcoming on-farm field days near Albany, Owatonna, and Red Wing, MN, on July 18, 22 and 25, respectively.

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Manure Application through Sprinkler Irrigation a New Feature at Manure Expo

The 2011 North American Manure Expo will be held July 20 at the Northeast Community College Ag Complex near Norfolk, NE.

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Iowa Workshop will help Update Nutrient Management Plans

Many livestock producers in Iowa have manure management plans that will need to be revised in 2011 to meet the requirement to update plans every four years. The four-year plan requires new Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation (RUSLE) and Phosphorus (P) Index calculations.

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Conservation Tour to Highlight Positive Practices

The Conservation Technology Information Center is sponsoring Conservation in Action Tours on Aug. 8-9 in northwest Ohio. Focused on the theme, "Great Farms, Great Lake," the tour is designed to showcase agricultural producers and partners who are implementing innovative conservation practices while discussing agriculture’s contributions to water quality solutions. Critical watershed concerns about increasing amounts of dissolved phosphorus in Ohio’s Maumee River and Lake Erie are leading to broad discussion and collaborative efforts.

Learn more about the tour at www.ctic.org/.

North Dakota to Host Composting Demonstration Day

The Dickinson Research and Extension Center will be hosting a Composting Demonstration Day on Aug. 16, beginning at 9:30 a.m. (Mountain Time). A variety of topics will be covered, including composting animal manure, animal mortality composting, regulations pertaining to manure composting, and compost benefits and fertility management. A compost turner demonstration will take place on-site. Register by calling Chris Augustin at 701-652-2951 or email chris.augustin@ndsu.edu.

Wastewater and Manure Management Ideas Featured in Ohio

Ohio's annual Manure Science Review, featuring new and better ways to manage farm manure and wastewater, will take place on Aug. 16.

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