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Manure management and air quality education


By Jerrold Tesmer

Fri, Oct 26th, 2012
Posted in All Agriculture

Jerrold Tesmer, Extension Educator for Fillmore/Houston Counties

A new Manure Management and Air Quality Education website has been launched. The new website provides educational materials, and current research from the University of Minnesota, in the area of manure management and air quality in livestock production. http://www1.extension.umn.edu/agriculture/manure-management-and-air-quality/

Major categories in the new website are: manure management, feedlot and manure storage, air quality, milk house wastewater, manure pathogens, manure treatment, and manure application. The website will also provide an events calendar with local and regional manure management educational opportunities.

The revised website includes the release of three major additions: The long-standing UM Extension Bulletin “Manure Management in Minnesota” has been updated, printed, and posted on the web.

Results of 12 site-years of trials measuring corn yield response to time of swine manure application have been published as a research report entitled: “Swine manure application timing: Results of experiments in southern Minnesota.”

Eight case studies of the economic and environmental response to using grid soil sampling to guide zonal manure application have been posted to the revised Manure Management and Air Quality website. These case studies will be presented in workshops this winter.

This website was made possible by funding from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Section 319 Nonpoint Source (NPS) Management Program from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. http://www1.extension.umn.edu/agriculture/manure-management-and-air-quality/

If you have additional questions about this work, you can contact Jose A. Hernandez, Ph.D., CPAg, Extension Educator - Nutrient Management, University of Minnesota - Extension at http://z.umn.edu/jahernan, Department of Soil, Water, and Climate, 1991 Upper Buford Circle, Saint Paul, MN 55108; (612) 625-4731.

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