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Commercial Manure Applicators can Recertify at the 2011 Agribusiness Showcase & Conference

Commercial Manure Applicators can Recertify at the 2011 Agribusiness Showcase & Conference

The Agribusiness Showcase and Conference offers educational opportunities for everyone in agriculture while showcasing industry innovation and technology through featured speakers, presentations, and exhibitors.  The showcase and conference is about giving agribusiness as a whole, vendors, and attendees the opportunity to explore the innovative tools they need to grow their business, now and into the future. Nationally recognized speakers...

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Limits on Land Applying Confinement Manure Kick in December 21

A new state law kicks in Dec. 21, limiting the land application of liquid manure on snow-covered ground to emergency situations. The law does not apply to manure from open feedlots or dry manure. It applies to confinement (totally roofed) facilities with liquid manure that have 500 or more animal units. Generally, 500 animal units would be 1,250 finishing hogs; 5,000 nursery pigs; 500 steers, immature dairy cows or other cattle; or 357...

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Phosphorus Leaching Differs in Dairy Manures

Written by: Ann Perry, Agricultural Research Service Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have found that solid dairy manure is better than commercial fertilizer in miti- gating the amount of phosphorus that can accumulate in water percolating through the soil. But using liquid dairy manure can make it worse. These findings could help farmers in the semiarid western United States protect local watersheds from agricultural pollut-...

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Commercial Manure Applicator Certification Training Opportunity

Written by: AngieRieck-Hinz, Iowa State University Iowa State University Extension, in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will be hosting a statewide re-show of the 2009 Commercial Manure Applicator training program on August 19, 2009 from 9 a.m. to noon. This web- cast program will be the same training program that was offered in January 2009 and the training will meet the 3 hour re- quirement for the 2009 manure...

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The Upper Midwest Manure Handling Expo

The Upper Midwest Manure Handling Expo, held on Wednesday at the Central Iowa Expo Site near Boone, Iowa, went off without a hitch. People from around the country joined the 57 exhibitors in central Iowa for a day filled with educational seminars, field demonstrations and exhibitor displays. Approximately 1,000 people were in attendance for the Manure Expo including individuals from at least 14 US states and six Canadian Provinces. A...

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