Paulding County will be the site for a Dairy Manure Research Technology Day on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM. Research is being conducted based upon using dairy manure as a fertilizer source for corn and/or corn silage. The nutrient boom is a new technology being developed to apply dairy manure to standing corn in the tasseling stage. During the technology day, the manure nutrient boom will be in operation for live demonstrations. The application of manure to a growing corn crop can expand the manure application window for livestock producers while improving corn and silage yields.
The field day will be held at the corner of township road 60 and county road 67 near Payne, Ohio. The site is a research plot comparing corn fertilized with commercial fertilizer to corn fertilized with a reduced amount of commercial fertilizer plus fertilizer from the dairy manure.
The boom applicator applies approximately 350 gallons per minute and covers 48 rows of corn with each pass. The boom is pulled across the field using a Cadman hard hose system. A frac tank allows manure to be delivered to the field from semi-tankers and the pumps on the frac tank can supply manure for two nutrient booms running at the same time.
Certified Livestock Manager (CLM) credits and Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) credits have been applied for participants attending the event. Contact the Paulding County Extension Office at (419)399-8225 extension 25 for more information.
The flier for this event is available here: http://paulding.osu.edu/topics/agriculture-and-natural-resources/2014%20Paulding%20County%20Manure%20Research%20Plot%20Flyer%20July%2018.pdf/view