Water Quality Grab Bag: Composting, Horse Farm Manure Management, Nutrient Losses from Litter Stockpiles

The first “road trip” for the webcast series. These were webcast live from the 2010 National Water Quality Conference Meeting. The presentations include: increasing on-farm composting capacity, horse farm best management practices, and nutrient losses from poultry litter stockpiles. This was originally broadcast on February 24, 2010. More… Continue reading “Water Quality Grab Bag: Composting, Horse Farm Manure Management, Nutrient Losses from Litter Stockpiles”

Manure Management Planner Software

The Manure Management Planner (MMP) software is one option being endorsed by the US EPA and USDA NRCS for developing comprehensive nutrient management plans. The speakers are Rick Swenson, USDA NRCS and Brad Joern and Phil Hess, Purdue University. This program co-sponsored by the American Society of Agronomy and was originally broadcast on December 19, 2008. More… Continue reading “Manure Management Planner Software”

Managing Manure on Small Farms Webcast

What is a small farm and why should we be concerned about nutrient management on small-scale operations? This webcast presentation will also include a tour of electronically available resources for small farm nutrient management and what goes into developing a nutrient management plan for small farms. The presenters are: Chris Henry, University of Nebraska; Mark Rice, North Carolina State University; Mike Westendorf, Rutgers University; and Fred Kelly, USDA NRCS. This presentation was originally broadcast on June 20, 2008. More… Continue reading “Managing Manure on Small Farms Webcast”

Ethanol Co-Products Impact on Manure Nutrient Management Webcast

The rapidly expanding ethanol industry is producing increasing amounts of corn co-products that will be used in livestock and poultry diets. Inclusion of distillers grains and corn gluten feed in diets alter excretion of nitrogen and phosphorous in manure and therefore impacts nutrient planning. This webcast will explain how feeding ethanol co-products may impact manure nutrient management. The speakers are Joel DeRouchey, Kansas State University who will discuss the impacts for swine and poultry operations. Considerations for beef and dairy operations will be discussed by Galen Erickson, University of Nebraska. This webcast was originally broadcast on February 15, 2008 More… Continue reading “Ethanol Co-Products Impact on Manure Nutrient Management Webcast”