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Palmer Amaranth Seeds in Manure - What Can You Do?

October 29, 2020
There are several ways seeds of Palmer amaranth can be introduced into your fields. Manure is one of them. This article provides some valuable answers on reducing Palmer amaranth seed in feed, reducing Palmer amaranth seed in manure and field application of contaminated manure.

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Managing Weed Seeds in Manure

October 8, 2020
A survey found that fresh manure on dairy farms had an average of 75,000 seeds per ton. But, luckily, there are some measures that can be taken to reduce the viability of those weed seeds.

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What Are the Barriers and Benefits of Manure Use in Cropping Systems? (part 2 of 2)

August 19, 2020
Understanding the ag community's perceptions of manure's benefits and barriers is important to recycling manure nutrients efficiently. A recent survey is helping us understand the next steps to encouraging manure's use as a valuable asset.

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What Are the Barriers and Benefits of Manure Use in Cropping Systems? (part 1 of 2)

August 17, 2020
Understanding the ag community's perceptions of manure's benefits and barriers is important to recycling manure nutrients efficiently. A recent survey is helping us understand the next steps to encouraging manure's use as a valuable asset.

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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 Nitrogen Use for Increased Profit and Environmental Protection

February 5, 2020
Land application of manure and other organic materials supplies much N to Nebraska’s crop production. In contrast to most other nutrients applied in organic materials, the availability of manure-N and its fertilizer-N substitution value is not well-predicted.

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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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