Manure Application
April 20, 2017, Ithaca, NY – For many parts of New York State, not for the first time, March 2017 provided both deep snow and saturated wet conditions that presented significant manure related challenges, especially to daily spread and short term storage operations. The state's Department of Environmental Conservation recently…
July 12, 2016, Columbus, OH – The North American Manure Expo is about to land in Ohio. The big event, covering the serious business of using farm animal manure to help grow crops, while doing it safely and greenly, is August 3 and 4 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center…
March 13, 2015 – Depending on the needs of an operation, manure spreaders can be an integral part of a farm’s daily chore routine or a machine of heavy seasonal use. In either case, preventative regular maintenance can help avoid costly repairs and frustrating downtime. Daily-used manure spreaders can show…
 A dribble bar could be used to apply manure in many situations, such as into a wheat crop at the same time that commercial nitrogen is applied, or before planting in canola, corn or soybeans. Photo contributed. Spreading liquid manure has always been challenging for farmers. Spraying it on fields…
August 15, 2014, Kimberly, ID – Applying 50 tons of manure per acre for one year is a heavy application, repeating that rate for eight years is a lot of manure — and a lot of nitrogen. Amber Moore, University of Idaho extension soils specialist, has calculated that some plots…
August 5, 2014, Redwood Falls, MN – A southwest Minnesota cooperative has found good manufacturing success through building products that meet their own stringent criteria. Artex Manufacturing builds manure spreaders, silage trailers, truck-mounted boxes and rendering trailers that are designed for strength, durability and ease of use. The facility recently…
The need to be able to estimate the value of manure as crop nutrient source is the result of increased use of manure to replace crop nutrients that have long been supplied by commercial inorganic fertilizers. “As with inorganic fertilizers, the goal is to meet the crop nutrient needs while…
September 25, 2013 – In the five-plus years since the App Store launched, it seems like there’s been an app for almost everything. Today we get one step closer to removing that “almost” qualifier with the release of an app that allows dairy farmers to calculate how much manure they…
It wasn’t too long ago that manure was just a waste that nobody wanted. For more than a decade, Dennis Nuhn, president of Nuhn Industries Ltd., has watched manure become more appreciated. “Manure injection and manure in general – it’s come a long way in the last 10 years,” Nuhn…
Jan. 24, 2013 - Treated wastewater solids called biosolids are sometimes used by farmers to boost soil nutrient levels. Now research by a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist provides new information about how long those plant nutrients remain after biosolids have been applied to the soil. This work was…
November 15, 2012 – SlurryKat, a slurry-handling specialist company based in Waringstown, Northern Ireland, has announced an international distribution program to meet demand for the company’s manure and slurry distribution technology. Requests for the SlurryKat tankers are already high throughout Ireland and the UK, and demand has risen significantly throughout…
November 7, 2012 – Farmers in Australia are trying out a new direct drill manure injector developed by a local equipment shop to delivering manure directly into the soil with very little wastage. According to one of the developers – Peter Watson of Ag-Culture Enterprises – the machine was built…
August 2, 2012 – The annual Ohio State University Manure Science Review is being held August 9 in northwest Ohio. Glen Arnold, Extension manure nutrient management specialist at the Ohio State University, says the day long program will provide a lot of valuable information. “Our goal is to primarily continue…
June 15, 2012 – Michigan State University agriculture engineer Tim Harrigan is taking the technique of manure slurry seeding beyond cover crops to grass pasture renovation with red clover. Manure slurry seeding is an innovative option that combines low-disturbance aeration tillage, a manure slurry application and the seeding of cover…
Alliance Tire Americas has introduced the FloTruck 382, a new, all-steel radial flotation tire rated for 6,610 pounds at 62 mph (3,000 kg at 100 km/h) and DOT-compliant.
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