Seminar - Manure Nutrient Utilization & Water Quality
Dr. Dan Andersen, Iowa State University; Rick Juchems, Iowa Pork Producer; Sean McMahon, Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance
12:30 PM -
Hy-Vee Hall, lower level, rooms 105 & 106
An increasing number of farmers are using manure as a source of organic nutrients for their cropping enterprise as part of a proactive approach to manure management and ensuring soil health and sustainability efforts. Dan Andersen with Iowa State University will explain how to put a dollar value on manure, how to offset commercial fertilizer costs with manure, and timing application to maximize nutrient utilization. Rick Juchems, a pork producer from Iowa, will offer insight on how he has incorporated manure into his cover crop program. Sean McMahon, Executive Director of the Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance, will moderate the session.