– Mark Badertscher, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, OSU Extension
The 2018 Ohio State University Manure Science Review is scheduled for Wednesday, July 25 at the Watkins farm located at 18361 Township Road 90, Forest, OH 45843 in Hardin County. The program will begin at 8:45 am, while registration, coffee and donuts will be offered in the morning starting at 8:15 am before the field day kicks off with the afternoon activities ending by 3:30 pm.
The morning educational sessions in the main tent will focus on Waterhemp and Other Weed Seeds in Manure, Avoiding Manure Spills, Manure Application: Rules and Liability, Reducing Phosphorus Runoff, Regulations Update, and Valuing Manure. There will be indoor demonstrations of Rainwater/Runoff Simulation and Cover Crops, OnMRK nutrient record keeping app, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Demonstration Farms, and exhibitor introductions with displays.
Following lunch, afternoon field demonstrations will include Preferential flow, Manure spreader calibration, Soil health: #SoilYourUndies, Shallow tillage for manure application, Seeding cover crops with a converted Highboy, Side dressing corn with manure, Center pivot irrigation, and Mortality composting.
Continuing education units (CEU’s) are available for Certified Crop Adviser (CCA), ODA Certified Livestock Manager (CLM), ODA Fertilizer Recertification, Pennsylvania Manure Hauler/Broker, and Indiana Office of State Chemist (Cat 1, 14 and RT).
Registration is $25 per person if completed by July 16 and $30 per person if completed after July 16. Breakfast (coffee and donuts) and lunch is included with the registration fee. The online form with additional information can be found at https://ocamm.osu.edu. The flyer for this year’s Manure Science Review is at https://ocamm.osu.edu/sites/ocamm/files/imce/Events/MSR_2018_FLYER.pdf. The online registration direct link is http://go.osu.edu/msr2018.