The 2014 Ohio Manure Science Review (MSR) will be held in Wayne County on August 14, hosted by Rupp Vue dairy farm near Sterling at 14636 Seville Rd. The MSR is an educational program designed for those involved in any aspect of manure handling, management or utilization.
The 2014 Ohio Manure Science Review (MSR) will be held in Wayne County on August 14, hosted by Rupp Vue dairy farm near Sterling at 14636 Seville Rd. The MSR is an educational program designed for those involved in any aspect of manure handling, management or utilization. The MSR consists of both classroom style presentations including a farmer panel, and field demonstrations of equipment and other demonstration plots. Registration opens at 8:30 am and the program begins at 9:00 am. The day concludes out in the field at 3:30 pm.
This year's MSR will focus on aspects of manure management related to dairy farms and handling poultry litter. Topics that will be covered in the morning program include: Nutrient Management Practices at Rupp Vue Farm, Nutrient Variability of Liquid Manure in Storage, Winter Runoff and Setbacks, Economic Value of Manure, Planning and Managing Manure Storage (farmer panel), Growing the Application Window, and Subsurface Band Application of Poultry Litter. Afternoon field demonstrations include: the poultry litter subsurface applicator, liquid manure application comparing different types of injector shanks, manure calibration for solid manure, cover crops for soil health and forage use. Continuing education credits are available for certified livestock managers, certified crop advisors and professional engineers.
Pre-registration is requested. Early registration by August 6 is $25/person and registration after August 6 or the day of the event is $30/person. Morning coffee, juice, donuts and lunch catered by Omahoma Bob's BBQ is included in registration. In addition to the program there will be sponsor exhibits and displays.
More information, including details on program topics and field demonstrations, registration forms and flyers, are available on the Wayne County Extension web site at: http://go.osu.edu/MSR2014 or contact the Wayne County Extension office at 330-264-8722.
In addition to OSU Extension, the event's collaborators include the Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Federation of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Ohio Department of Natural Resources' Division of Soil and Water Resources, Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service, and Cooper Farms.
In addition to the Ohio Livestock Coalition, sponsors are the Ohio Poultry Association, Case Farms, Gerber's Poultry, Ag Credit, Hubner Seed and Farm Credit Mid-America.