New N Test, ‘Subsurfer’ Injector To Highlight 2013 Manure Science Review

Ohio State University’s 2013 Manure Science Review, an educational program for farmers, livestock managers, certified crop advisers, professional engineers and others, is August 6 in north-central Ohio.

The program features talks and field demonstrations on applying and managing manure, improving soil and crop yields and protecting water quality.

Ohio State’s Mary Wicks, who is helping organize the event, said the highlights will include the first-ever demonstration in Ohio of the new “Subsurfer” applicator, which injects poultry litter and other solid manures into the soil without disturbing ground cover.

The program also features details on the new Nitrogen Potential Assessment Test for corn, which enables more accurate nutrient application while being unaffected by soil temperature and moisture.

The speakers will be from industry livestock groups, conservation agencies, and Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, including Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, which are the college’s outreach and research arms, respectively.

The event takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hord Livestock farm south of Bucyrus. The nearest street address is 1961 State Route 294, Marion. The site is about a quarter mile west of the street address on the north side of the road and will be marked with signs.

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