Manure Application/Handling
Field-applied manure supplies two main forms of nitrogen: organic N, and ammonium N. The ammonium portion is immediately available for plants to use, and the organic portion is not and needs time to break down to become plant-available.
Published in Manure Application
In 2013, Pennsylvanian hog farmer and retired high school teacher, Virgil Gutshall Sr., and his son, Virgil Jr., began to explore various application methods for planting cover crops while side dressing and incorporating hog manure into his corn crops. Virgil Jr., owner and operator of Beaver Ridge Farm, Inc., finishes hogs for Country View Family Farms.  
Published in Profiles
ReadyQuip JCB is the newest addition to JCB's growing North American dealer network. The new JCB dealership operates from ReadyQuip's premises in Timmins, Ont., to sell and support JCB machines throughout eastern Ontario, including Algoma, Cochrane, Greater Sudbury and Timiskaming.

"For more than 30 years, ReadyQuip has provided customers with innovative construction machines and outstanding service and support," said Mike Larose, vice president of ReadyQuip JCB. "As a JCB dealer, we now represent the brand that invented the backhoe loader, the telehandler and the telescopic skid steer loader. And with more JCB product innovations on the way, we'll be equipping our customers for even greater success."

ReadyQuip was founded in 1986 and is today a full-line construction equipment supplier. As a JCB dealer, the company offers a full range of JCB construction machines, including backhoe loaders, skid steer and compact track loaders, wheel loaders, excavators and telescopic handlers.

In 2015, ReadyQuip invested $1.5 million to expand its 10-acre head office facility in Timmins, which includes a parts and service department, seven-bay workshop and fleet of support vehicles.

"ReadyQuip has built an outstanding reputation with the customers it has served over the past three decades," said Christian Baillie, vice president of Construction Equipment Dealer Sales for JCB North America. "We're excited to work with the ReadyQuip team to offer the productive, reliable and innovative construction machines their customers need to compete and grow in a competitive market"

JCB is the world's largest privately-owned manufacturer of construction, agricultural and defense equipment. From its North American headquarters in Savannah, Georgia, and at 21 other manufacturing facilities in the United Kingdom, China, India and Brazil, JCB manufactures a range of more than 300 products for customers in 150 countries. JCB products include Loadall telescopic handlers, backhoe loaders, excavators, wheel loaders, compact excavators, skid steer loaders, compact track loaders, Access aerial work platforms, rough terrain forklifts, and Fastrac tractors.

For more information, visit www.jcb.com.
Published in News
Are you searching for the latest research and information related to manure? Then, the North American Manure Expo is a can't miss event!
Published in News
Manure treatment, such as composting, and manure land application are generally considered to be effective measures to reduce bacterial pathogens and utilize the manure in an environmentally sustainable manner. However, unlike pathogenic bacteria, antimicrobial resistant bacteria can persist throughout various manure treatments and land application events.
Published in Manure Handling
Bazooka Farmstar, a manufacturer in the manure and ag industry for 44 years, has officially announced the first LET'S TALK SH*T event. The event caters to the manure applicator as well as farmers participating in manure application. After a unique year of weather challenges, this industry leader looks to provide an event full of entertainment, education and equipment.
Published in News
The governments of Canada and Ontario are giving farmers in the province a quicker and easier way to renew their Environmental Farm Plans (EFPs).
Published in News
Precision agriculture means using variable rates based on management zones, and it has been gaining popularity over the past decade. Variable rate planting and commercial fertilizer application are the most common types of precision agriculture, but manure may soon be joining their ranks.
Published in Manure Application
The application of livestock manure to farm fields has always been an expense for producers. On-farm research plots were assessed in Ohio following application of liquid swine and liquid dairy manure using drag hoses to provide side-dress nitrogen to emerged corn.
Published in Manure Application
Spring has arrived and here at Manure Manager magazine that means planning for this summer’s North American Manure Expo (NAME) has been kicked into high gear.
Published in Profiles
What is stockpiling? If you look up stockpile, you’ll find that it means a passive management of solid manure where the material is placed into a storage where it remains until it is either land applied or moved. In either case, the important points to stockpiling are that this is a passive management system, once the manure is stacked it is left alone and not disturbed, and, as a result the pile will become anaerobic.
Published in Compost
The SVG Ventures-THRIVE AgTech platform has just announced the nine startup finalists that comprise its 5th annual seed accelerator cohort. Following six months of rigorous research and analysis, Livestock Water Recycling (LWR) was selected from a global applicant pool of 275 companies across 67 countries. SVG VenturesTHRIVE will invest in each startup.
Published in Companies
The story of how Reinford Farms in Mifflinton, Pennsylvania ended up where it is now – with sources of income and savings stemming from their digester – is both surprising and inspiring.
Published in Profiles
Farming has become more precise with advanced tools to apply such essentials as seeds, commercial fertilizers and chemicals. This has opened the door to more precise variable rate application control of manure.
Published in Manure Application
Vancouver-based Boost Environmental Systems, a company created and staffed by leading University of British Columbia researchers, is in the final stages of proving a new and highly-efficient method for managing livestock manure.
Published in Anaerobic Digestion
While skimming through the latest industry news, a new tech development out of Alberta caught my eye. ManureTracker: a smartphone application for managing manure.
Published in Profiles
Calling all livestock producers, custom applicators, researchers, students, and farmers – This July the North American Manure Expo is coming to Indiana!
Published in News
Manure contains ample amounts of nutrients and is considered to be an integral component of dairy farm nutrient management. Significant amounts of Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), and Potassium (K) as well as small amounts of trace minerals are present in dairy manure and can be utilized as a main source of fertilizer for dairy operations, thereby potentially reducing input costs.
Published in Dairy
What are the benefits of manure over fertilizer? Jeff Schoenau, professor of soil fertility at the University of Saskatchewan and a professional agrologist, explains.
Published in Profiles
There have been a few phone calls from farmers calling about needing to get their fertilizer license in order to receive or spread poultry litter. This has been the law in Ohio for several years since Senate Bill 1 was passed.
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