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MD manure application field day set for April 24

March 25, 2013  by Press release

March 25, 2013, Annapolis, MD – An on-farm manure application field day featuring demonstrations of the latest technology in vertical tillage equipment used to incorporate manure into the soil will be held April 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cove Run Farm and the Hickory Environmental Education Center in Accident, MD.

The event will feature field demonstrations of minimum disturbance tillage equipment, manure incorporation and no till manure injection. Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) and University of Maryland Extension (UME) experts will be on hand to discuss strategies that maximize nutrient utilization, the economic benefits of conserving nitrogen on dairy farms, ammonia loss management, GPS technology and Maryland’s revised nutrient management regulations.

The program is free and includes lunch; however, advance registration is required. Continuing education credits will be awarded by the Maryland Nutrient Management Program.

To register, contact Carrie Colebank at the Garret Soil Conservation District at 301-334-695 by April 15.



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