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Watershed Nutrient Inventories - Opportunities and Needs

Friday, September 20, 2019 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Erin Cortus, Mahmoud Sharara

Nutrient inventories and budgets are valuable tools that can guide decisions for both voluntary and mandatory nutrient management practices from farm to regional scale. Nutrient inventories of various scales provide different perspectives, and there are tradeoffs between...

California’s Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gases from Dairy and Livestock Operations

Friday, August 16, 2019 at 2:30 pm EDT

California is leading the nation in setting and achieving greenhouse gas reduction goals for a carbon-neutral future and mitigating climate change. SB 1383, passed in 2016, set a target for California’s dairy and livestock sector to reduce its methane emissions to 40%...

Recent Research Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Friday, June 21, 2019 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Mindy Spiehs

This webinar will discuss research projects focused on reducing greenhouse gases, odorous volatile organic compounds (VOCs), ammonia, and hydrogen sulfide. Mindy Spiehs will provide insight on anabolic steroid and ionophore usage in beef cattle production, and Baitong Chen...

Reduction and fate of manure pathogens and antimicrobial resistance

Friday, May 17, 2019 at 2:30 pm EDT

Manure treatment, such as composting, and manure land application are generally considered to be effective measures to reduce bacterial pathogens and utilize the manure in an environmentally sustainable manner. However, unlike pathogenic bacteria, antimicrobial resistant...

Three Options for Cleaning Barn Exhaust Air

Friday, March 29, 2019 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Sanjay Shah, Daniel Andersen

Reducing aerial emissions and improving air quality is a common goal in the livestock and poultry industries. This webinar will present three approaches to reducing aerial emissions from barn exhaust air, using combinations of wet scrubbing, electrostatic...

Using Manure to Improve Soil Health

Friday, March 1, 2019 at 2:30 pm EST

Manure provides tremendous benefits to the soil health when compared to synthetic fertilizer. Soil organic carbon, water infiltration and pH are increased while bulk density is decreased. Manure applications according to crop nutrient requirements and the use of soil...

Separation Technologies for Capturing Nutrients from Manure

Friday, January 18, 2019 at 2:30 pm EST - Presented by Joe Harrison, Jeff Porter

Exporting phosphorus and possibly nitrogen from larger livestock operations as well as regions of large livestock populations is often essential for protecting water quality. Solids (and nutrient) separation technologies are an option for concentrating nutrients for ...

Intersections of Environmental Management and Biosecurity in Animal Agriculture

Friday, December 14, 2018 at 2:30 pm EST - Presented by Thomas Bass

Environmental management and biosecurity are strongly linked; those who advise the livestock and poultry industry on environmental issues are positioned to not only understand their role in biosecurity, but to also better incorporate biosecurity advice into their...

Manure Sampling Considerations in Different Animal Production Systems

Friday, November 16, 2018 at 2:30 pm EST - Presented by Aaron Nygren, Karl VanDevender, Mark Rice, Mahmoud Sharara

Manure characteristics vary by animal species and age and time of sampling. Farm management practices, i.e., manure handling and storage also influence manure characteristics. Sampling practices need to consider all these sources of variability to ensure manure land...

Manure Pit Death: A Preventable Tragedy

Friday, October 19, 2018 at 2:30 pm EDT

On July 10, 1988, Jerry entered a manure pit on his family’s dairy farm. He was swiftly overcome by hydrogen sulfide gas and was found floating unconscious in the manure. He was ambulanced to a nearby hospital where the medical staff put his odds of survival at zero....

Live from the North American Manure Expo 2018

Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Leslie Johnson, Erin Cortus

This webinar will highlight posters from the student poster competition at the North American Manure Expo that showcase recent advancements in manure-related research. We will talk with the judges for the competition about gaps in the manure industry that are being filled...

Considerations for the use of Manure Irrigation Practices

Friday, June 15, 2018 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Rebecca Larson

Manure irrigation is the practice of applying livestock manure to fields using irrigation equipment. In response to concerns about this practice, University of Wisconsin Extension convened a workgroup to examine the issues. The workgroup, composed of scientists, public...

Animal Manure’s Impact on Soil Properties

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Linda Schott, Charles Wortmann

Many times, discussions center on managing manure nitrogen and phosphorus in soil/crop systems. This webinar will focus on the relationships of land applied livestock manure and other organic materials to soil aggregation, resistance to erosion and microbial dynamics in ...

Equipment and facilities for managing manure on small farms

Friday, April 20, 2018 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Thomas Bass, Carissa Wickens, Jacquie Jacob, Michael Westendorf, Jeff Porter

The number of small farms is increasing in much of the country, ensuring up to date information is available is important to protect water and environmental quality. This month's webinar will focus on some of the farm and manure management needs of smaller farms. Discussion...

Determining Causes of Deep‐pit Swine Manure Foaming Issues and Potential Mitigation Strategies

Friday, March 16, 2018 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Daniel Andersen

As early as 2006, there have been incident reports of explosions, fires, and/or blue flames moving across manure surfaces in deep-pit swine facilities. In 2010, major explosions occurred damaging buildings from melted pipes to complete 100% loss. A task force of nine...