Manure Application

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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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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Land Application Training Available in January and February

January 9, 2020
Turning manure nutrients into better crop yields while protecting the environment will be the focus of nine Nebraska Extension workshops being held across the state this January and February.

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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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Precision Manure Application on Display at Manure Expo

September 27, 2019
Extension Engineer Rick Koelsch shares highlights from the 2019 Manure Expo. Precision technology paired with well-designed application equipment was key to achieving uniformity in manure fertilizer applications.

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