Accuracy and precision at the Manure Expo
By Manure Manager
By Manure Manager
Aug. 1, 2013, Guelph, Ont. – Later this month, on August 20 and 21, 2013, the North American Manure Expo will be the premier event of its kind in Canada. This year, the theme will be “Getting It Right: Precision manure application.”
Throughout the day, there will be 8 classroom sessions that address all manners of manure application, handling and management. While the equipment and trade show runs from 8-5pm on August 21st, and you won’t want to miss the seminars.
In addition, the Manure Expo has been CEU (Continuing Education Units – Canada) and CEC (Continuing Education Credits – USA) approved.
Remember, MORNING SEMINARS BEGIN AT 9am sharp! Details of sessions 7 and 8 follow.
Session #7 – Valuing “the Resource” – Part 2 (to be held outside)
New technology constantly raises the bar for improved accuracy of manure application, and every new product brings new advancements, as well as problems and concerns. For example, how do different technologies compare for improved distribution, uniformity and maximizing utilization of manure? How do economics impact the practical aspects of application?
For this session, the speakers will be Frank Gibbs (Wetland and Soil Consulting Services, LLC, Ohio), Dr. Shabtai Bittman (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada), Dr. Bill Deen (Department of Plant Agriculture, University of Guelph) and Greg Stewart (Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Ministry of Rural Affairs). Each speaker will help you assess new technology, as well as utilize blue dye to help assess toolbar and tanker setup and incorporation by demonstrating distribution in the soil profile.
Session #8 – Tools to Aid Precision Application (to be held outside)
The final session of the 2013 North American Manure Expo will discuss how the accuracy of manure application has improved with the introduction of precision tools that include variable rate and auto steer. During the session, attendees will be able to see first-hand how some of these flow meters, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and other planning tools can enhance manure distribution, improve uniformity of application and can improve record keeping and overall manure value.
Our speakers for this session are Mark Janiec (Terratec Environmental Ltd.), Greg Kitching (Premier Equipment Ltd.) and Felix Weber (Ag Business and Crop Inc.)
Don’t miss the North American Manure Expo, being hosted north of the U.S. border for the first time ever at the University of Guelph’s Arkell Research Station, minutes from Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
To register or for more information, visit www.manureexpo2013.com.