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Manitoba manure research organization hosts information session


March 8, 2008
By Manure Manager

During the late summer of 2007,
the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative (MLMMI) hosted an
information session at the University of Manitoba, outlining some of
the organization’s current research projects.

During the late summer of 2007, the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative (MLMMI) hosted an information session at the University of Manitoba, outlining some of the organization’s current research projects.

Guest speakers included project performers who had completed
MLMMI-funded projects in 2007. Dr. Don Flaten, who has a few MLMMI projects under his belt, was on hand to present a new project funded separately through the Agri-Food Rural Development Initiative (ARDI) and the Canadian Fertilizer Institute.

Some of the projects discussed were:
• Grassland pastures receiving hog manure (originally titled: Best Management Practices to improve environmental sustainability and productivity of grassland systems using hog manure); presented by
Dr. Kim Ominski.

• Economic assessment of the new environmental regulations for the pig industry in Manitoba. Part I: Costs of alternative manure management; presented by Dr. Esther Salvano. Part II: Overall impact at the provincial scale; presented by Charles Grant and Janelle Mann.

• Phytase supplementation: Effects on animal performance, manure P characteristics and solubility in soil (originally titled: Forms and reactivity of manure phosphorous from phytase fed swine in Manitoba soils); presented by Dr. Wole Akinremi.

• Sorption equations: Do they work? And what is the magic number for DPS in Manitoba soils? (originally titled: Degree of phosphorous saturation in Manitoba soils); presented by Dr. Wole Akinremi.

• Predicting runoff P from soil test P for Manitoba soils: Preliminary
results from rainfall; presented by Dr. Don Flaten.

More information on these or other MLMMI projects can be found by visiting www.manure.mb.ca/projects.


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