Manure Science Review

Join us for the Manure Science Review, July 25, at Watkins Farms in Hardin County. The day's schedule will be:

Check-in, coffee, donuts: 8:15-8:45 am.

Program: 8:45 am - 3:30 pm

Waterhemp and Other Weed Seeds in Manure. Weeds are a growing problem in the Eastern Cornbelt. Learn how to reduce risks of spreading weeds during manure application. Jeff Stachler, OSU Extension Auglaize County

Avoiding Manure Spills. Planning before manure application and using best practices help reduce risks. Find out how to avoid getting manure where it should not be. Glen Arnold, OSU Extension

Manure Application: Rules and Liability. Who’s responsible when manure hits the creek? Learn how application agreements and other practices protect farmers. Peggy Kirk Hall, OSU Extension

Reducing P Runoff. Find out what research tells us about how manure incorporation, application timing, and other practices can help keep phosphorus on the land. Greg LaBarge, OSU Extension

Regulations Update. Hear the latest on current manure application regulations and potential changes down the road. Matt Lane, ODA-Division of Soil and Water Conservation, and Sam Mullins, ODA-Division of Environmental Livestock Permitting

Valuing Manure. Manure provides more than just nutrients. Find out how to assess its value from crop production, soil health and environmental perspectives. Tom Menke, Menke Consulting Inc.

INDOOR DEMONSTRATIONS. Learn about the effect of different plants and soils, a tool for application records, and on-farm best practices for nutrient management. -

  • Rainwater/Runoff Simulation and Cover Crops. Howard Lyle and Sandy Springer - ONMRK and OFBF
  • Demonstration Farms. Jordan Hoewischer, OFBF

Lunch (included in registration)


  • Preferential Flow. Howard Lyle, Hardin SWCD and Sandy Springer, Allen SWCD
  • Manure Spreader Calibration. Howard Lyle, Hardin SWCD and Jeff Giesige, Putnam SWCD
  • Soil health: #SoilYourUndies. Sandy Springer, Allen SWCD
  • Shallow tillage for manure application. Howard Lyle; Mark Badertscher, OSU Extension
  • Side dressing corn with manure. Glen Arnold, OSU Extension
  • Center pivot irrigation. Mark Watkins, Watkins Farm
  • Mortality composting. TBD

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