Ohio State’s Annual Manure Science Review Is Aug. 9 in NW Ohio: Learn How to Reduce Phosphorus Runoff, More
Protecting water quality while using manure effectively will be one of the topics at Ohio State's Manure Science Review 2012. It's on Aug. 9 in Grover Hill in northwest Ohio.
HILL, Ohio -- Reducing phosphorus runoff, a concern related to protecting water
quality and preventing harmful algae blooms, will be just one of the topics
when Ohio State University presents Manure Science Review 2012 on Aug. 9 in
is an educational program for anyone involved in the handling, management or
utilization of livestock waste, including farmers, Extension educators, government
personnel, certified crop advisers and professional nutrient applicators.
Featured will be expert speakers from Ohio State and from state and federal
topics to be discussed will be using liquid manure in ways that increase the application window; using swine or dairy manure to side dress corn; best practices and systems for composting
livestock mortality; using settling tanks to separate swine manure; using tile
drainage to limit nutrient runoff; using draglines to inject manure nutrients; and using cover crops to reduce erosion and increase nutrient retention.
Extension Educator Greg LaBarge, who is also one of the leaders of the OSU Agronomic Crops Team, will discuss on-farm practices that
can reduce phosphorus runoff from liquid manure and poultry
litter, including timing and mass balance considerations.
The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at McClure Farms, 21460 Road 48, in Grover Hill in Paulding
is $30 by Aug. 1, $35 after that date and at the door, and includes a
continental breakfast, lunch and all materials. Members of the Midwest
Professional Nutrient Applicators Association receive a $5 discount. Participants
should send their name, affiliation, address, and telephone number or email address
to Mary Wicks, OARDC/OSU, Administration Building, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster,
OH 44691. Checks should be made payable to OARDC/OSU.
will be eligible for the following credits: 4.5 Ohio Department of Agriculture
Certified Livestock Manager continuing education hours, 2.0 Certified Crop
Adviser Nutrient Management continuing education hours, 2.5 CCA Soil and Water
Management continuing education hours, and 4.5 Professional Engineer continuing
professional development hours.
the program are the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, OSU
Extension, the Ohio Livestock Coalition, Ag Credit, Farm Credit Services of Mid-America,
the Ohio Department of Agriculture, the Ohio Division of Soil and Water
Resources, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
OSU Extension are the research and outreach arms, respectively, of Ohio State’s
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
information, contact Mary Wicks at 330-202-3533 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or download the program brochure at http://go.osu.edu/K85 (pdf).