Manure Application

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Maximizing Profitability of Manure Use

October 1, 2021
Commercial fertilizer and manure work together well, but only if you know how many nutrients you’re putting out in manure so that you can cut back some on commercial fertilizers and save that expense.

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Manure Application Following Silage

August 18, 2021
Animal Manure Management Extension Educator Leslie Johnson discusses how to develop your manure application plan, including best stewardship practices for optimum rates and application methods.

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Applying Manure Management Concepts On-Farm

May 11, 2021
This year’s Land Application Recertification sessions, "Applying Manure Management Concepts On-Farm," will be in-person at many sites across the state in May and June.

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Flyer for manure calendar. Available at your local extension office.

2021 Nutrient Management Record Keeping Calendars Now Available

December 16, 2020
The 2021 Nutrient Management Record Keeping Calendars are now available from Nebraska Extension. This easy-to-use recordkeeping calendar tracks manure-related records for livestock and cropping operations and is designed to be used by all sizes of livestock operations.

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snow covered manure
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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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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