Manure Spreading News

  • A Break in the Weather – Liquid Fertiliser Tanks

    Although we’ve written a great deal about the extremely wet weather lately and how farmers can exploit this free resource through the installation of rainwater harvesting tanks, according to Herald Scotland, farmers in the west of Scotland have experienced a spate of dry weather that they have used to their advantage. Recent dry weather has allowed farmers to get their spring crops sown and ...


    By ENDURAMAXX Storage Tanks

  • Boost Grass Yields – Liquid Fertiliser Tanks

    According to the Western Morning News, dairy farmers could significantly boost their grass yields by paying closer attention to detail when applying slurry this spring.  As the closed spreading period is now over, farmers will be keen to get on spreading manure as they get a window in the weather.  By adopting a more scientific approach to manure usage, producers may be able to ...


    By ENDURAMAXX Storage Tanks

  • New Tool Offers Growers Easy Option to Measure Soil Organic Matter Content

    Researchers with Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences have developed a new tool that allows farmers to easily predict soil organic matter content and can help them make decisions about whether or not to sell crop residue. The tool can benefit growers by providing information for more timely planting and harvesting, reducing operating costs, increasing ...


    By Ohio State University

  • Workshop Discusses Whether Agriculture Can Significantly Reduce Off-Site Movement of Soluble Nutrients

    Growers who plant cover crops and vegetative systems in agriculture will find that it can tie up phosphorus in a stable phosphorus form that remains in the soil which can increase phosphorus use efficiency, according to a soil researcher from Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.  The question of whether agriculture can significantly reduce off-site ...


    By Ohio State University

  • European owners satisfied with their Direct 2.0 tractors

    The latest version of Valtra’s stepless transmission has won praise from owners around the world. The new Direct 2.0 is even easier to use, more powerful, quieter, more comfortable and more fuel efficient than previous versions. For example, cab noise levels on the T163 EcoPower model have been reduced to just 68.5 decibels. The Direct 2.0 transmission is available with the N123, N143, ...

  • Guisborough and Driffield companies must pay £10,000 for pig slurry pollution

    Two companies have been ordered to pay more than £10,000 after they unlawfully discharging pig slurry into a Saltburn watercourse and killed more than 1,300 fish. F Brunton & Sons Ltd, of Barnaby Grange, Guisborough, and N C Buckton Ltd, of South Cattleholmes, Wansford, Driffield, have each been fined £8,000 and ordered to pay £2,333.98 in legal costs after admitting an ...

  • Beast of a weed creeping across Midwest from south

    It's a beast of a weed, creeping north into the Midwest from cotton country. Palmer amaranth can shoot up as high as 7 feet, and just one plant can produce up to a million seeds. Herbicide is increasingly futile against it, and the weed's thick stems and deep roots make it hard work to clear by hand. It can slash yields and profits when it gets out of control. Midwestern weed scientists are ...


    By Associated Press

  • Hancock County, Iowa, Cattle Feeder Agrees to Innovative Settlement for Violating Water Permit

    Branstad Farms, a cattle feedlot in Hancock County, Iowa, has agreed to pay a $5,100 civil penalty and perform a $26,000 Supplemental Environmental Project to settle alleged violations of the facility’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. Branstad Farms, of Forest City, Iowa, did not maintain adequate records associated with the land application of liquid ...

  • Scientists help farmers create greener dairies

    Cows stand patiently in a tent-like chamber at a research farm in western Wisconsin, waiting for their breath to be tested. Outside, corrals have been set up with equipment to measure gas wafting from the ground. A nearby corn field contains tools that allow researchers to assess the effects of manure spread as fertilizer. Scientists based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have started a ...


    By Associated Press

  • Cornell distributor PCE Pumping Systems Sponsoring Nutrient Management Field Demonstrations in Merced, CA.

    California Field Day demonstrations July 17 to 19 Seeing is believing in many endeavors. Renowned manure management company PCE Pumping Systems is letting attendees ‘see’ how to address manure lagoon management and direct injection application at hands-on classes in Merced, California. Held at a working dairy, the demonstrations will address the considerable solids build-up in a ...


    By Cornell Pump Company

  • Tillage and reduced-input rotations affect runoff from agricultural fields

    A new study from researchers at the USDA Agricultural Research Service provides information about runoff under different management practices and can help farmers choose the practice that is best for them. No-till management practices can reduce soil erosion, but evidence suggests they can also lead to increased runoff of dissolved phosphorus from soil surfaces. Meanwhile, farmers looking ...

  • Traditional knowledge `can enable precision farming`

    Farmers in developing countries could take advantage of the emerging field of precision farming without needing the expensive technology usually associated with it, a geostatistics expert says. Crop yields could be improved by applying ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Antibiotic-eating bug unearthed in soil

    It’s well known how bacteria exposed to antibiotics for long periods will find ways to resist the drugs—by quickly pumping them out of their cells, for instance, or modifying the compounds so they’re no longer toxic. Now new research has uncovered another possible mechanism of antibiotic “resistance” in soil. In a paper publishing this week in the Journal of ...

  • Fine-tuned policies needed to limit phosphorus runoff

    New research in Ireland has evaluated two policies designed to reduce phosphorus runoff from agricultural land into water. Data indicate that policies need to be better tailored to specific times and locations, in order to deal with, for example, the impact of seasonal changes and different soil types on phosphorus runoff. Intensive agriculture and high populations tend to transfer ...

  • Cornell Cutter Pump featured on manure manager cover

    Cornell’s 6NHTB Cutter Pump prominently graces the July/August 2012 cover of Manure Manager! The feature article explains how digital apps and mobile device technology are benefiting custom manure pumpers and applicators. J. Puck, of PCE Manure Equipment in Iowa, is shown using a digital pump communication and control system to more effectively operate the Cornell Cutter pump. CLICK: ...


    By Cornell Pump Company

  • Design of the world’s largest biogas plant for cow manure in El Paso, USA started

    This facility in the USA will be the world’s largest biogas plant for cow manure (manure from 60.000 dairy cows) and will be constructed by our American daughter company in joint venture through entec biogas USA (in the course of formation). The plant will be developed in a irrigated desert area with intensive cow breeding. Since the available areas cannot be used for spreading the extreme ...


    By entec biopower gmbh

  • EPA unveils new permit for concentrated animal feeding operations to protect water quality in Idaho

    A new water discharge permit for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) will help protect Idaho’s rivers, lakes and streams from animal waste, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Boise, Idaho. The new EPA "General Permit” regulates discharges to surface waters from most Idaho CAFOs, including those on tribal lands. The permit covers a wide array of Idaho ...

  • Nutrient Management Plans: A Study in Cause and Effect

    It seems practical on the surface. Nutrient management plans (NMPs) should supply plants with ideal amounts of nutrients, minimize runoff, and maintain or even improve the soil condition. And the farmer behind the plan would work with a set of conservation practices designed to reduce harmful pollutants while still obtaining optimal crop yields. However, many U.S. Animal Feeding Operations (AFOs) ...

  • Pennsylvania DEP Announces $2.6 million in Conservation District Grants for Increased Outreach to Agricultural Community

    The Department of Environmental Protection today announced the award of more than $2.6 million in grant awards to 36 conservation districts within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. These funds, which will support 50 staff positions that provide technical assistance with implementing agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs), will also allow conservation district staff to ...

  • American society of agronomy

    Recycling manure is an important practice, especially for large livestock producers. Manure can be used as fertilizer to aid in crop production, aiding livestock producers that grow their own feed crops. While manure does provide a rich nutrient source for crops, it also can contribute to nutrient leaching and runoff. This can contaminate the surrounding ecosystem and lead to eutrophication of ...

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