Will Grid Soil Sampling Work for my Livestock Farm?
Grid Soil Sampling is rapidly becoming a widely accepted practice for use with precision placement of commercial fertilizers. What about the concept of using this technology for use in distributing manure? The University of Minnesota Extension Service is having a workshop on using grid sampling for distributing manure at Browerville Community Center on February 12, 2013.
With escalating prices of commercial fertilizer the opportunity of capitalizing on manure for its nutrient value is being recognized. Utilizing this valuable asset with the information grid soil sampling provides us allows us to maximize the economic value of the manure. Focusing manure applications in field areas where phosphorus and potassium are needed, and shifting excess manure to other fields, improves the value of manure as a fertilizer replacement, and reduces nutrients in runoff.
Manure presents challenges with varying analysis, nutrient availability, and credits based on livestock species and method of application. Learn how to manage these variables, and with grid soil sampling, enhance the value of manure on your farm. Farmers are welcome, but not required, to bring their own grid soil and manure analysis along to the workshop.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the workshop begins at 10:00 a.m. There is no admission fee for this workshop. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Pre-registration requested, but not required. For registration or further information or please call Todd County Soil & Water office at 320-732-2644.