Improving the Profitability of Fertilizer and Manure Use:<br /> New Research Findings and Tools

Improving the Profitability of Fertilizer and Manure Use:<br /> New Research Findings and Tools

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources


December 19, 2008

Program Schedule

Jan 16
9:00 - 11:30 UNL Agricultural Research and Development Center, Mead
2:00 - 4:30 Columbus, Platte County Courthouse Community Room
Jan 19
9:00 - 11:30 Beatrice, Sunny Yoke Farms
2:00 - 4:30 Daykin, Midwest Feedyards
Feb 2
1:00 - 3:30 Concord, UNL Haskell Agricultural Laboratory
Feb 3
9:00 - 11:30 Neligh, UNL Extension office
2:00 - 4:30 Center, UNL Extension office
Feb 4
9:00 - 11:30 West Point, UNL Extension office
1:00 - 3:30 Tekamah, First National Bank Northeast meeting room
Feb 5
9:00 - 11:30 Albion, UNL Extension office
2:00 - 4:30 Burwell, UNL Extension office
Feb 6
9:00 - 11:30 Ainsworth, UNL Extension office
2:00 - 4:30 O�Neill, UNL Extension office
Feb 26
9:00 - 11:30 Aurora, Aurora Bremer Community Center
Feb 27
9:00 - 11:30 Blair, UNL Extension office
1:00 - 3:30 Fremont, UNL Extension office


Fertilizer costs were high in 2008 and costs for 2009 are still uncertain. To help producers get the most benefit from their fertilizer investment, UNL Extension specialists will share strategies and tips at 15 meetings in eastern Nebraska in January and February. The programs are free and will be targeted to crop producers and agronomists, especially where animal feeding operations are important.

The four main topics to addressed are:

  1. Nutrient management for corn including a review of the recommendations, managing with high cost phosphorus, controlled release nitrogen, non-traditional soil management products, interpretation of soil test results, and an introduction to the new UN-L soil test software
  2. Manure as a source of nutrients including estimating manure nutrient availability, interpretation of manure test lab reports, and estimating the dollar value of manure
  3. Impact of havesting crop residue
  4. Recent ethanol-manure phosphorus research

Charles Shapiro and Charles Wortmann, Extension soil fertility specialists, will work with Extension educators to conduct these programs. The events will be co-sponsored by the Nebraska Corn Board and the USDA Cooperative Research, Extension and Education Service (CREES). It's expected that two or more CEUs will be awarded in nutrient management. Check for current information.


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