‘$aving by Using Manure on Crops’ Workshop Scheduled for Nov. 30
The UNL Manure Team is hosting a workshop for crop farmers who are interested in better using manure nutrients to reduce their commercial fertilizer costs. Whether or not you have livestock, the “Saving by Using Manure on Crops” workshop is for all crop farmers, with operations from 80 to 5,000 acres.
Choosing to use manure instead of commercial fertilizer can be advantageous to your bottom line. During the highly interactive workshop, you will learn the basics of how to sample manure and soil, including how to read the results from the lab and determine the available nutrients in the manure that could be utilized in place of commercial fertilizer. Then, using example fields and the available nutrients, you will be able to calculate how much manure is needed to meet the needs of the crop next year.
Knowing that not all crop farmers have manure readily available, we’ll use current fertilizer prices to determine how much you can afford to pay to have manure applied on your fields. Or, if you do have manure available, the activities will show you how much money you’ll save by properly crediting those nutrients, thus reducing commercial fertilizer expenses.
At the workshop, presenters will demonstrate ways to verify that you, or the company you’ve hired, have applied the right amount of manure nutrients and what, if any, commercial fertilizer supplementation may still be needed.
The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to about 12:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30 at the Nielsen Center in West Point, Nebraska. It will conclude in time to attend the Confronting Cropping Challenges workshop in the afternoon at the same location. The cost of the “Saving by Using Manure on Crops” workshop is $20 per person and includes a catered lunch. Registration is required by Wednesday, Nov. 22 so we have enough lunch for all. Register online.
A good workshop never happens without some help and this one is no exception. The “Saving by Using Manure on Crops” workshop is sponsored in part by Nutrient Advisors.
This workshop utilizes an immersive curriculum that is highly tailored to those in attendance making it very effective and able to be applied to your operation later. We look forward to seeing you at the Nielsen Center in West Point on Nov. 30!