The Principal with Agra-Gold Consulting says new technology on the horizon that will provide on the go testing of the nutrients contained in manure will allow applicators to be much more prescriptive in their manure fertilizer applications.
An assistant professor with the University of Manitoba says more effective disinfectants, capable of killing the virus responsible for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea within stored manure, need to be developed.
A Manitoba research study has shown the virus responsible for Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea can survive for long periods of time but the infectivity of the virus will vary according its depth in the lagoon and environmental conditions.
An extension professor with University of Missouri says over the past decade we have seen a shift in thinking from minimizing the cost of disposing of livestock manure to maximizing the value of livestock manure.
A planned literature review will provide farmers insight on the most effective strategies for applying livestock manure on tile drained agricultural lands.
The general manager of Redhand Limited says the use of a new technology, manure agitation boats, provides improved consistency when applying the nutrients contained in swine manure fertilizer held in earthen manure storages to crop land.
Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship advises the winter nutrient application ban has been implemented effective immediately given recent snowfall accumulations throughout Manitoba.
Research conducted on behalf of the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative suggests the best place to deal with PED infected manure is in the pit under the barn before it gets to the earthen manure storage.
Research conducted on behalf of the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Imitative has shown the virus responsible for PED is capable of surviving over Manitoba winters in earthen manure storages.