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Tools For Improving Manure Management

09 February 2010

US - A Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning workshop on "Tools for Improving Manure Management" will be held on 4 March at the Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead.

The workshop will help those that assist livestock producers put to use several manure management planning software, said Leslie Johnson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Comprehensive Nutrient Management Planning coordinator. The one-day class targets those who work closely with livestock operations, and their nutrient management plans.

The computer tools include the Feedlot Nutrient Management Program, the Nebraska Odor Footprint tool and the Purdue Manure Management Planner. It also will include research updates and an update on recent regulation changes. An application for Certified Crop Adviser credits has been submitted.

For additional information, contact Leslie Johnson at (402) 584-3818, e-mail ljohnson13@unl.edu. Space is limited to 35 participants. Pre-registration is required and can be done by calling the above number. The registration fee is $75 per participant. The use of a computer with Microsoft Excel is necessary; please bring your laptop as there will only be a few extra computers. Participants will receive a CD with the software tools upon arrival.

These workshops are sponsored by the UNL Extension CNMP team which is dedicated to helping livestock and crop producers better use the state's manure resources for agronomic and environmental benefits.

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