By: Aaron Berger, NE Extension Educator
Warm, windy, dry conditions in the month of March have dried out the top soil in many parts of Nebraska. While there is still adequate subsoil moisture in many locations, the pattern of above… Continue reading
Age, mold, winter and water can take their toll on the nutrient value of hay bales, but old bales can bring new life to the soil, said Dirk Philipp, associate professor-animal science for the University of Arkansas System Division of… Continue reading
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Ranch Management University will be offered April 3-7, said Dr. Larry Redmon, Texas A&M University soil and crop sciences associate department head and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program leader, College Station.
Ranch Management… Continue reading
The use of livestock manure to build up soil health, specifically soil organic matter, is a practice that has been embraced by the agricultural community as well as soil scientists. But a few questions remain to be answered: Is all… Continue reading
By: John George, P.E., Agricultural Engineering Associates
Q: I keep hearing about feedlots and lagoons contaminating groundwater with Nitrate Nitrogen. What is the real story?
A: Manure contains significant Nitrogen which could be a concern if it reaches concentrations in… Continue reading
By: John George, Agricultural Engineering Associates
Let’s consider the “WHY” first! Earthen lagoons are commonly used for manure/wastewater storage/treatment. While true “zero” seepage is not possible with simple earthen lagoons, decades of experience has proven that most soils in their… Continue reading