2015 Manure Science Review

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 - 8:45am to 4:45pm
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Sam Custer
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Manure Science Review
Mississinawa Valley High School
10480 Staudt Road, Union City, Ohio
August 12, 2015

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8:45     Registration.  Coffee and donuts.
9:00     Legislative Update.  Overview of Ohio’s new rules that limit manure application on
snow-covered and frozen ground. Suggestions for plan- ning now to meet current and future
regulatory requirements.  Kevin Elder, ODA-DLEP

Lessons Learned: Winter 2015. In March, a thaw followed manure application on snow covered fields
in western Ohio, leading to runoff and many calls to regulatory agencies. Terry Mescher and Jocelyn
Hender- son, ODNR-DSWR

Emergency Planning 101.  Actions you can take now to prevent a spill and plans for what to do in
case of a spill. Matt Adams, Custom Applicator

Nutrient Movement: Data from Edge of Field Studies. Conducted through- out Ohio, these studies can
provide guidance in applying manure to minimize nutrient runoff. Kevin King, USDA-ARS
Extending the Application Window. Field
research using manure to side-dress corn can increase crop yield and extend manure storage
capacity.  Glen Arnold, OSU Extension

Lunch included in registration

Subsurfer: Poultry litter injector. Dan Pote, USDA ARS

Incorporating Pelleted Poultry Litter during Appli- cation. Gary Fennig, Fennig Equipment

Composting manure. Dan Young, Fresh Aire
Farms (invited)

Solid Manure Spreader Calibration. Janell Weiss, Darke SWCD; Steve Leis, S&J Farms

Smoking Subsurface
Tile Drainage.  Frank Gibbs, Wetland and Soil Con- sulting Services

Reducing Flow through Subsurface Tile Drainage.
Justin McBride, ODNR-DSWR

Applicator Demonstrations. Glen Arnold; Tom
Harrod; Alig Brothers (invited)
-  Nutrient boom for growing crops
-  Side dressing with liquid manure
-  Liquid manure injection
-  Effect of drag hose on growing corn

Setbacks. Janell Weiss

Cover Crops: Planting and Applying Manure. Sam
Custer, OSU Extension;  Matt VanTilburg