Several speakers on tap at Manure Science Review in DeGraff

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DEGRAFF, Ohio — The 2011 Manure Science Review, set for Aug. 16 at the Winner Family Farm, DeGraff, in western Ohio, will feature these speakers:

Alan Winner, owner of the host farm, on how changes there have led to more efficient water and manure management. One of the changes: Separating solids. The farm has 400 cows.

Tom Noyes of Ohio State University Extension on separating dairy solids and using them for bedding.

Wesley Haun of H.J. Baker & Bro. on preventing nutrient loss, including year-round ways to keep nutrients in the root zone.

Jocelyn Henderson of the Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Soil and Water Resources on field evaluation as a management tool.

Terry Mescher, also of that division, on new manure management technologies and what you should ask before investing in them.

Winner and Mescher on how water management can cut runoff risk.

Frank Gibbs of the USDA, Christine Pence of the Ohio Department of Agriculture and Steve Searson of the Logan Soil and Water Conservation District on how manure management can cut runoff risk.

Also, Searson and Amanda Meddles of OSU Extension will lead manure application demonstrations. Among them will be how to minimize the risk of liquid manure entering drain tiles and affecting infiltration rates and how to extend the application window with side-dress application.

Registration

Registration is $35. Members of the Midwest Professional Nutrient Applicators Association get a $5 discount. Download the registration form at http://go.osu.edu/Dy4, or call 330-202-3533 to have a copy sent to you in the mail.

Participants are eligible for 5.5 hours of continuing education credit in ODA’s Certified Livestock Manager training program; 4.5 hours of Soil and Water Management credit in the Ohio Certified Crop Advisor Program; 1 hour of Nutrient Management credit, also in the CCA program; and 5.5 Professional Development Hours for Professional Engineers.

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