Organizers of the Aug. 14 Manure Science Review say farmers will be able to learn more about manure’s two shades of “green,” as the upcoming event offers opportunities to learn more about both the green of greater crop yields and the green of a cleaner environment.
The program will be taking place at Rupp Vue Farm in Wayne County in northeast Ohio. Event hours are from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the farm, 14636 Seville Road, Sterling, OH. The Manure Science Review features talks and demonstrations on manure handling, storage and application.
Organizers say the program will emphasize keeping lakes, rivers and streams clean. Sessions will feature the Rupp farm’s nutrient management practices, manure’s economic value, nutrient variations in liquid manure, the benefits of using manure to side-dress corn, a new device for subsurface application of poultry litter and the effectiveness of setbacks in preventing winter nutrient runoff. A farmer panel will discuss plans and solutions related to manure storage.
Field demonstrations will showcase the new poultry litter applicator, a mobile solar unit, cover crop use to benefit soils, calibration of solid manure spreaders and other key topics.
Registration is $25 up to Aug. 6, and $30 after that date. Continental breakfast and lunch are included. Download an event flier at go.osu.edu/jug, or call (330) 202-3533 for more information.