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No-Till Manure Injection Field Day at Southeast Iowa Research Farm

by 5m Editor
2 September 2004, at 12:00am

IOWA - Swine producers interested in learning more about no-till manure injection equipment are invited to attend a demonstration field day at the Southeast (SE) Iowa Research Farm near Crawfordsville. The field day is set for Wednesday, Sept. 15, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Iowa State University Extension ag engineer field specialist Greg Brenneman said producers will see several different no-till manure injectors operate in freshly combined soybean residue.

"By leaving more crop residue after injecting manure, producers will see reduced soil erosion," he said. "This will be even more important as new phosphorus-based (P) manure management plans begin to take effect."

This portion of the field day also includes a discussion of how crop residue levels will fit into the new P Index rules for manure applications.

Following the noon lunch, available from Country Cookin', the regular Fall Field Day of the SE Research Farm begins. Topics include soybean sudden death syndrome, white mold, Asian soybean rust and double cropping of field peas for use in swine diets.

To reach the SE Research Farm from Crawfordsville, go south on U.S. Highway 218 for one and three-quarters miles, then turn east (left) on county road G-62 for two miles, and then north (left) for three-quarters of a mile. Signs will be posted.

Source: Iowa Pork Industry Center - 1st September 2004

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