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Implementing Risk Management Decisions that Optimize Nutrient Value of Dairy Manure while Minimizing Related Risk

Authors
  • Jenn A. Bentley (Iowa State University)
  • Ryan Breuer (Iowa State University)
  • Leo L. Timms (Iowa State University)
  • Larry F. Tranel (Iowa State University)
  • Ronald A. Lenth (Iowa State University)
  • Brian J. Lang (Iowa State University)
  • Angie M. Rieck-Hinz (Iowa State University)
  • Greg Gregory Brenneman (Iowa State University)
  • Kris Kohl (Iowa State University)
  • Beth E. Doran (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Nutrients present in manure are increasingly receiving attention for environmental, production, and financial reasons. Dairy producers continue to strive for better ways and educational opportunities to improve profits by evaluating fertilizer and value of manure to their operation and to protect the environment. These farming decisions which help producers stay economically viable also support and stimulate their local economy, which promotes a more vital rural community. Utilizing 22 dairy nutrient management surveys, 14 on-farm workshops, 10 small group on-farm assessment workshops, one video, and individual producer visits, producers were able to make informed decisions using tools and knowledge gained to control risks associated with manure nutrients during handling, storage, and application.

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Bentley, J. A., Breuer, R., Timms, L. L., Tranel, L. F., Lenth, R. A., Lang, B. J., Rieck-Hinz, A. M., Brenneman, G. G., Kohl, K. & Doran, B. E., (2016) “Implementing Risk Management Decisions that Optimize Nutrient Value of Dairy Manure while Minimizing Related Risk”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 13(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-203

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Published on
01 Jan 2016
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