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Webinar on manure value


July 10, 2009
By Marg Land

July 10, 2009 – On July 14th from 1 to 2 p.m. central time, Bob
Koehler, University of Minnesota, will be presenting on how best to
determine the dollar value of manure plus management strategies to
maximize potential manure value.

July 10, 2009 – On July 14th from 1 to 2 p.m. central time, Bob Koehler, University of Minnesota, will be presenting on how best to determine the dollar value of manure plus management strategies to maximize potential manure value.

With hog prices being where they are, it is even more important that producers maximize the value they are receiving from manure as a fertilizer. This is important whether manure is spread on one's own crops or sold to a neighboring crop producer. 

The value of manure as a commercial fertilizer replacement is influenced by the nutrient content of the manure, the amount of those nutrients that you actually need, and how efficiently you can use and deliver those nutrients to your crops. A computer spreadsheet program from University of Minnesota Extension called Manurwkst has been designed to determine manure value and will be demonstrated.  Participants can download the spreadsheet for further use in their operations. Practices to maximize manure value will be highlighted. 

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Interested individuals can access the free program live via the Internet by clicking here and connecting to the website a few minutes before the 1 p.m. start time. An archived copy of the program will also be made available on the same website a few days after the program airs. 

Past PorkCast programs are available to download and view on the PorkCast website.

Questions regarding PorkCast programs or connections can be directed to Mark Whitney, UMN Swine Extension Educator, at whitn007@umn.edu or (507)389-5541.


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