2021 seems to be moving in the right direction. Fairs will likely go on with little to no restrictions. Maybe best of all, this year’s Land Application Recertification sessions, called Applying Manure Management Concepts On-Farm, are scheduled to be in-person at many locations across the state in June, with one taking place in May in Lexington.
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.
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.
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.
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.