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What’s happening at Ohio’s Manure Science Review


August 3, 2011
By Ohio State University Extension

August 2, 2011, DeGraff,
OH – Here’s who is speaking at the 2011 Manure
Science Review, set for Aug. 16 at the Winner Family Farm in DeGraff
in western Ohio:

August 2, 2011, DeGraff,
OH – Here’s who is speaking at the 2011 Manure
Science Review
, set for Aug. 16 at the Winner Family Farm in DeGraff
in western Ohio:

  • Alan Winner, owner
    of the host farm, on how changes there have led to more efficient water and
    manure management. One of the changes: Separating solids. The farm has 400
    cows.
  • Tom Noyes of Ohio
    State University Extension
    on separating dairy solids and using them for
    bedding.
  • Wesley Haun
    of H.J. Baker & Bro.  on preventing nutrient loss, including
    year-round ways to keep nutrients in the root zone.
  • Jocelyn Henderson
    of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Division of Soil and Water
    Resources
    on field evaluation as a management tool. Keep slopes, setbacks and
    timing in mind and you can cut the risk of nutrient runoff.
  • Terry Mescher, also
    of that division, on new manure management technologies and what you should ask
    before investing in them.
  • Winner and Mescher
    on how water management can cut runoff risk. Featured: How the farm's
    solid/liquid manure separator works; how milk house wastewater can be stored to
    flush barns; and ways to divert runoff from hard surfaces.
  • Frank Gibbs of the
    U.S. Department of Agriculture, Christine Pence of the Ohio Department of
    Agriculture
    , and Steve Searson of the Logan Soil and Water Conservation
    District
    on how manure management can cut runoff risk. Featured: How subsurface
    pathways can lead to the discharge of liquid manure from drain tiles;
    calibrating equipment for accurate application; and identifying effective
    setbacks to keep water supplies safe.

Also, Searson and Amanda
Meddles of OSU Extension will lead manure application demonstrations. Among
them: How to minimize the risk of liquid manure entering drain tiles and
affecting infiltration rates; and how to extend the application window with
side-dress application.

Early registration is
$30 per person, including a continental breakfast, lunch and all materials, and
runs through August 8. Registration afterward costs $35. Members of the Midwest Professional Nutrient Applicators Association
get a $5 discount off either rate.

Download the
registration form at http://go.osu.edu/Dy4, or
call 330-202-3533 to have a copy sent to you in the mail.

Participants are
eligible for 5.5 hours of continuing education credit in ODA’s Certified
Livestock Manager training program; 4.5 hours of Soil and Water Management
credit in the Ohio Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) Program; 1 hour of Nutrient
Management credit, also in the CCA program; and 5.5 Professional Development
Hours for Professional Engineers.


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