Experts will take a look at beneficial impacts of manure application on soil and water quality during an Oct. 17 eXtension Webcast. The Webcast will address the impacts manure application can have on runoff and soil erosion, water-holding capacity of soils and the need for irrigation. Speakers will also discuss the liming effect some poultry manures can have, in addition to carbon mineralization and salt accumulation. An organic farm systems perspective will also be examined. Presenters include Mark Risse, University of Georgia, Ann Maria Fortuna, Craig Cogger and Andy Bary all from Washington State University.

The Webcast seminars are held on the third Friday of each month at 2:30 p.m. (eastern), 1:30 p.m. (central) Seminars are hosted by the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center from Kansas State University, which is a part of the eXtension educational partnership. The center has a monthly newsletter, available via online subscriptions. All information, including archived monthly Webcasts, can be found at under the resource area "animal manure management."