The 2019 Ohio Manure Science Review is scheduled for Wednesday, August 7 at JIMITA Holsteins, a 400-plus-acre family dairy farm at 9877 Strasburg Bolivar Road NW in Strasburg Ohio. Strasburg is about 20 miles south of Canton, Tuscarawas County, in Northeast Ohio.
Registration is $25 by July 30; $30 after July 30; and includes coffee, doughnuts, and lunch and the afternoon tour. Participants can earn Certified Livestock Manager and Certified Crop Advisor credits.
Morning sessions will discuss manure nutrient uptake by crops, applying manure to emerging crops, reducing phosphorus runoff, manure-related rules and legal issues, and assessing the value of manure beyond its nutrients, including its impact on crop production and soil health.
Field demonstrations will look at calibrating manure spreaders, stockpiling solid manure, side-dressing crops with liquid manure, manure application using injection and shallow tillage, and silage leachate and manure handling.
Full program details, including the speakers, topics, and a mailable registration form, are available at go.osu.edu/2019MSR or by calling 330-202-3533. Online registration is available through Aug. 1 at go.osu.edu/msr2019.
The event runs from 9:20 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the morning being dedicated to educational sessions and the afternoon towards equipment. From 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. there is an optional tour of Bull Country Compost, located at 10316 Kohr Road NW in Dundee.
In addition to College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Science, the event’s collaborators are the Tuscarawas Soil and Water Conservation District, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Cooper Farms, and Ohio Farm Bureau.
Manure Science Review’s many sponsors include the Ohio Livestock Coalition and some of its partners: the Ohio Poultry Association, Ohio Pork Council, Ohio Dairy Producers Association, and Ohio Cattlemen’s Association.