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Figure 1. Animal Feeding Operation near Lubbock, Texas.

Manure Phosphorus and Water Quality

April 1, 2021
For producers who seek to decrease their dependency on commercial fertilizers, this article reviews proper management of nutrient content of manure, while highlighting phosphorus issues and solutions.

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2021 Land Application Training Shifts to Hybrid Learning

January 6, 2021
Beginning February, the Animal Manure Management team will use a combination of virtual and in-person sessions to complete land application training for 2021.

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Manure application on frozen or snow-covered soil poses a higher risk of nutrient loss through runoff.

Tips for Winter Manure Application

December 2, 2020
A blanket of fresh white snow and icicles hanging from the trees and fences make for beautiful winter photos. They don’t, however, make for beautiful manure application weather.

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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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