Livestock producers can more fully utilize the nutrients in livestock manure to reduce purchased fertilizer costs if they can apply manure when crops need the nutrients. Better capturing manure nutrients can reduce phosphorus and nitrogen losses into surface water bodies. To help decrease the incidences of harmful algae blooms in the Western Basin of Lake Erie, Ohio State University (OSU) Extension research has sought to develop an in-season window to apply manure to emerged corn. By incorporating livestock manure as a sidedress nitrogen fertilizer for corn, nutrients are less exposed to movement by water and a greater percent of the nitrogen is utilized by the growing corn crop. This webinar will highlight the on-farm research that has been done and is being planned in the state of Ohio to capitalize on the opportunity to apply in-season nutrients with manure application.
An application for continuing education credit for Certified Crop Advisors (CCAs) and members of the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS) will be submitted.
Handouts (PDF format) will be available the day of the webinar at the live webcast information page.
Find out more about this webinar and future webinars by the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center (LPELC).