Rick Koelsch - Professor in the Department of Biological Systems Engineering

Rick Koelsch

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Work Chase Hall (CHA) 216
Lincoln NE 68583-0726
US
Work 402-472-3935 On campus, dial 2-3935

Faculty Bio

Extending the Manure Application Window: Post Plant Experiences

May 21, 2020
Extending the window for manure application offers many possible advantages. One can reduce some of the labor and equipment challenges associated with busy spring application windows as well as deliver nutrients to the crop more closely timed to the crop’s nutrient’s needs.

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Proposed Changes to Nebraska Recommendations for Manure Nitrogen Credit

April 7, 2020
Managing manure for economic and environmental benefit is based, in part, upon our ability to efficiently recycle manure nitrogen (N) between animals and crops.

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Manure: Waste or Valuable Agricultural Resource? (Survey)

January 8, 2020
Stories about manure often illustrate two opposing sentiments. Is manure a "waste" that pollutes our water resources and creates undesirable nuisances for communities? Or, is manure a "resource" that reduces the demand for importing greenhouse gas intensive inorganic fertilizers and improves the health of our soils? Please help us answer these questions by sharing your perspectives in a 15 minute survey.

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tractor hauling poultry litter

Poultry Litter’s Agronomic and Natural Resource Benefits

January 8, 2020
Many Nebraska farmers are experienced with using beef feedlot and swine manures as fertility products. Over the next few years, Nebraska crop farmers may have opportunities to consider using broiler poultry litter as a soil amendment and fertilizer.

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