PFAS – What is in Your Water?

This webinar provides a basic understanding of PFAS. Some of the questions that are answered include: What is PFAS? Where did it come from? Where is it found? What are the potential issues related to PFAS? This is the first of a two-part series on PFAS and will focus mainly on water related factors and concerns. This presentation was originally broadcast on October 30, 2020. Continue reading “PFAS – What is in Your Water?”

Manure and Soil Erosion, Runoff, and Losses

In the Manure and Soil Erosion, Runoff, and Losses roundtable, our goal was to discover the influence of manure on soil and runoff. We discussed if certain fields will produce more environmental benefits than others and whether timing of application affects these benefits. Finally, we debated whether we can derive an economic and environmental value for manure beyond its nutrient value, due to improved moisture retention and decreased erosion. Field experiences and observations related to the value of manure as well as what farmers still need related to soil building with manure were reviewed. This dialogue was the third in a four part series discussing the current state of our knowledge relative to manure’s impact on soil health.

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Nathan Nelson, Kansas State University

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John Gilley, USDA Agricultural Research Service

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Mike Kucera, NRCS National Soil Survey Center

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Andy Scholting, Nutrient Advisors

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Manure and Soil Biology

In the Manure and Soil Biology roundtable, our goal was to discover the influence of manure, both positive and negative, on soil biology. We discussed if certain fields will produce more soil biology benefits than others and whether timing of application affects these benefits. Finally, we debated whether we can derive an economic value for manure beyond its nutrient value. Field experiences and observations related to the value of manure as well as what farmers still need related to soil building with manure were reviewed. This dialogue was the second in a four part series discussing the current state of our knowledge relative to manure’s impact on soil health.

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Rhae Drijber, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Michelle Soupir, Iowa State University

Jonathan Lundgren, Blue Dasher Farms

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Antibiotic Resistance and Animal Agriculture

This webcast examines the veterinary feed directive and how it impacts animal agriculture as well as discusses the state of the science as it relates to antibiotic resistance. Finally, it busts some myths and reviews “facts” to keep in mind when chatting with livestock producers and the general public.This presentation was originally broadcast on March 25, 2016. More… Continue reading “Antibiotic Resistance and Animal Agriculture”