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Time to Register to Attend the 2018 Manure Science Review

Soil Health Demonstration

Have you registered to attend this year’s Manure Science Review?  July 16 is the last day to register at the reduced rate of $25.  Livestock producers, manure applicators and others will want to make sure they visit to register for the upcoming field day being held near Forest in Hardin County on July 25.  Registration is $30 per person if completed after July 16.  Breakfast (coffee and donuts) and lunch is included with the registration fee.

The 2018 Ohio State University Manure Science Review will take place at the Watkins farm located at 18361 Township Road 90, Forest, OH 45843.  The program will begin at 8:45 am, while registration, coffee and donuts will be offered in the morning starting at 8:15 am before the field day kicks off with the afternoon activities ending by 3:30 pm.

The morning educational sessions in the main tent will focus on Waterhemp and Other Weed Seeds in Manure, Avoiding Manure Spills, Manure Application: Rules and Liability, Reducing Phosphorus Runoff, Regulations Update, and Valuing Manure.  There will be indoor demonstrations of Rainwater/Runoff Simulation and Cover Crops, OnMRK nutrient record keeping app, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Demonstration Farms, and exhibitor introductions with displays.

Following lunch, afternoon field demonstrations will include Preferential flow, Manure spreader calibration, Soil health: #SoilYourUndies, Shallow tillage for manure application, Seeding cover crops with a converted Highboy, Side dressing corn with manure, Center pivot irrigation, and Mortality composting.  For more information about this year’s Manure Science Review, go to

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