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MSUE Environmental Quality News
With spring-like weather finally arriving in most parts of Michigan, livestock producers are looking to get in the field to spread manure before planting season arrives.
Posted on April 10, 2014 11:54am by Shelby Bollwahn
Allowing fields to dry out before applying manure will reduce compaction and allow for normal crop growth and production. Manure storage nearing full capacity need to be monitored and emergency action plans developed until field conditions improve.
Posted on April 10, 2014 11:39am by Jerry May
As producers prepare for spring planting, Michigan State University Extension recommends calibrating spreaders and making sure operators are well-trained and familiar with the equipment they will soon be using.
Posted on March 24, 2014 12:02pm by Fred Springborn
Nitrification inhibitors added to manure during application may reduce N lost in situations with unfavorable weather conditions.
Posted on March 20, 2014 1:18pm by Jerry May
The new Farm Bill increases funding for energy conservation practice implementation. Complementary funding can be obtained through utility rebates and technical assistance programs.
Posted on February 28, 2014 12:36pm by Charles Gould