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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%...

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...

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...

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...

Making Sense of Treatment Technology Options for Livestock Farms

Friday, February 16, 2018 at 2:30 pm EST - Presented by Dana Kirk, Richard Koelsch

Have you ever wondered whether manure should be treated on your livestock operation? What technology will work best in your situation? This webinar will provide an overview of primary treatment technologies for animal manure and their capabilities/limitations/costs....

Emergency Response to Natural Disasters for Livestock Facilities

Friday, January 26, 2018 at 2:30 pm EST - Presented by Thomas Bass, Carl Dahlen, kevin erb

Are you ready? What would you (or your clientele) do if a natural disaster hit your area? What changes should and do occur on a livestock operation during or following a natural disaster, not only to ensure the safety and care of the animals, but also the environments...

Next Generation Strategies for Managing Edge of Field Nutrient Losses

Friday, December 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm EST - Presented by Matt Helmers

Nutrient loading and hypoxia are not just a coastal state issues. This webinar will discuss what is being done in the Mississippi River basin and Chesapeake Bay areas to meet load reduction goals. Presenters will introduce strategies and best management practices (BMPs) to...

Effects of Long-Term Manure Applications on Soil in the Irrigated Northwest

Friday, November 17, 2017 at 2:30 pm EST - Presented by Amber Moore, April Leytem, Joe Harrison

An eight-year study of manure in crop rotations that include root crops (sugar beets and potatoes) is taking a very comprehensive look at manure use. Researchers are studying everything from yields, soil health, characteristics of the harvested crop, nutrient leaching, and...

Poo is not to play with: Manure Handling Safety

Friday, September 15, 2017 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Robert Meinen, Michael Pate

Join us for a “tank full” of safety topics on manure handling. Penn State University extension professionals will share on the dangers associated with agitation, confined spaces, safe operating procedures, ventilation recommendations, and worker safety. The presentation ...