Manure and Nutrient Management

Animal nutrition and feeding management are the essential components to controlling nitrogen and phosphorus levels in manure.

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Dairy Cows - Getting Started
Dairy Cows - Getting Started - Articles Articles
Milk cows are the income generator for dairy farms. Proper nutrition and herd management, and many other factors are required for success. More
Pennsylvania's Nutrient Management Act (Act 38): Who Is Affected?
Pennsylvania's Nutrient Management Act (Act 38): Who Is Affected? - Articles Articles
Learn how to calculate the animal density of an agricultural operation to determine if it is a Concentrated Animal Operation (CAO) and thereby required to implement an Act 38 nutrient management plan. More
Manure Spreader Calibration
Manure Spreader Calibration - Articles Articles

Manure Spreader Calibration

Douglas Beegle, Ph.D., Jerry Martin

Manure spreader calibration is an essential and valuable nutrient management tool for maximizing the efficient use of available manure nutrients. More
Nutrient Management Legislation in Pennsylvania
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Nutrient Management Legislation in Pennsylvania

Douglas Beegle, Ph.D., Dwight Lingenfelter

Summarizes the nutrient management provisions of Act 38 in Pennsylvania and the regulations that went into effect October 1, 2006. More
Handling Manure with Gypsum Bedding
Handling Manure with Gypsum Bedding - Webinars Webinars
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Gypsum bedding is a source of sulfur that leads to increased hydrogen sulfide gas production in manure storage. More
Ag Digesters 101
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Ag Digesters 101

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How an ag digester works, and possible uses for the bio-gas produced. More
Dairy Discussions
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Dairy Discussions

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An informal opportunity to discuss issues that are important for you and your dairy operation in a round-table discussion format More
Sustainable Dairy Cropping Systems
Sustainable Dairy Cropping Systems - Articles Articles
We are assisting eight cooperating farmers in four Pennsylvania counties to evaluate cropping systems designed to conserve, soil, nutrients, and energy on livestock farms. More
Best Milking Practices
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Best Milking Practices

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6 hours

$99.00
This online course teaches dairy producers and handlers about the best management and milking practices to prevent mastitis and to maximize production. More
Writing a Manure Management Plan for Pennsylvania Farmers and Property Owners
Writing a Manure Management Plan for Pennsylvania Farmers and Property Owners - Online Courses Online Courses
$59.00
Pennsylvania law requires farms and properties with animals or that use manure to develop a manure management plan. This course walks you through the process. More
Choosing A Nutrient Management Planner Choosing A Nutrient Management Planner - Articles
Pennsylvania agricultural operations that are designated Concentrated Animal Operations or Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations are required to implement an approved nutrient management plan. More
Carbon, Methane Emissions and the Dairy Cow
Carbon, Methane Emissions and the Dairy Cow - Articles Articles
Methane contributes to greenhouse gas emissions, but some dietary practices reduce methane production, including ionophores, fats, high quality forages, and increased grain. More
Manure collection tank at Beltsville (Maryland) Agricultural Research Center.
Reoccurring Themes of Manure Gas Deaths - Articles Articles
Manure gas deaths keep occurring around the world. What can we do to make manure handling safer? More
Reducing the Risks of Pathogenic E. Coli Infections
Reducing the Risks of Pathogenic E. Coli Infections - Articles Articles
The information in this sheet is intended to provide advice for animal owners and animal caretakers whose animals may be accessible to the public. More
Manure Storage Design and Safety Considerations with Gypsum Bedding
Manure Storage Design and Safety Considerations with Gypsum Bedding - Articles Articles
Surprise! Open-air, outdoor manure storages pose dangers even with all that fresh air around. More
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