Land Application locations

2023 Manure Training Locations and Dates

January 12, 2023
All are welcome to attend the training sessions, which will help producers learn how to best use manure on their operations, as well as provide an update on land application regulations. 

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Managing Weed Seeds in Manure

December 9, 2022
Weed seeds in manure can be problematic when they result in overgrown, weedy fields after manure application. Luckily, there are some measures that reduce the viability of those weed seeds.

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Manure types
A visual representation of various manures' nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K) contents compared to volume of organic matter and water.

Not All Manure is Created Equal

October 6, 2022
Animal Manure Management Extension Educator Leslie Johnson reviews the different kinds of manure and how the nutrient contents and characteristics of each product differs.

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Manure Application Following Silage

August 2, 2022
Leslie Johnson, Nebraska Extension's animal manure management educator, breaks down the difference between nitrogen and phosphorus rates and how to choose the best method for your operation.

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Aminopyralids: Restrictions for Grazing, Compost and Manure

April 7, 2022
The EPA is currently reviewing a group of pyridines for residue concerns in manure and compost, and producers are encouraged to evaluate their grazing and compost plans before application of these herbicides.

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New UNL Manure Nitrogen Crediting Recommendations for Crop Fertility

April 4, 2022
This UNL Water article breaks down the new recommendations for crediting nitrogen following manure applications and how this will impact Nebraska growers.

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Valuing Manure as a Seller or a Buyer

March 7, 2022
This UNL Water article takes a closer look at the value of manure with respect to nutrient concentrations, crop requirements, soil conditions and potential commercial fertilizer supplements.

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Tractor spreading manure
When done correctly, applying manure ahead of seeding alfalfa fields can result in big cost savings on fertilizer.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Cutting Alfalfa Fertilizer Costs with Manure

February 10, 2022
Save money by getting a jumpstart on your summer annual forage plan. Plus, Nebraska Extension Educator Ben Beckman explains how to prepare alfalfa seed beds with manure to save on fertilizer costs this growing season.

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