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New Indiana Facility Converts 945 Tons of Cow Manure to RNG Per Day
October 16, 2018 | By Chris Torres |With farmers under pressure to reduce the amount of nitrogen and phosphorus getting into waterways, things such as manure injectors are being looked at to help address environmental regulations while helping keep farmers profitable.
NNYADP Research Advancing Dairies' Whole Farm Nutrient Efficiency
October 16, 2018 | By Hoard’s Dairyman |Northern New York dairy farmers are using a whole-farm nutrient mass balance software tool to identify opportunities to improve their farmwide use of nitrogen phosphorus, and potassium. The ultimate goal is enhancing watershed and agricultural stewardship while simultaneously increasing on-farm efficiency, milk production and crop yield.
De Jong Organic Dairy re-files IDEM Permit with new technology
October 11, 2018 | By Newton County Enterprise |
Donald and Cheri De Jong, third generation dairy farmers, and owners and operators of Natural Prairie Dairy, announced today (Oct. 10) that they have filed their 279-page permit application to begin organic dairy operations in Newton County. The permit application contains detailed engineering plans, including the use of a revolutionary green technology called the Advanced VRD (Vapor Recompression Distillation) that will convert the cow manure into clean water and organic fertilizer.
NOTE: VRD technology is featured in the Newtrient Catalog
Estimating Nitrogen Credit from Mnaure
October 05, 2018 | By Rick Koelsch, University of Nebraska Extension |Manure is a valuable source of nutrients offering agronomic and soil health value. Most manure nutrients (e.g. phosphorus) can be managed successfully with traditional soil analysis. However, nitrogen in manure requires some simple advance planning to insure that it is given proper credit for offsetting commercial fertilizer inputs.
Take Home Message: Manure is an environmentally friendly source of nitrogen if used to offset commercial fertilizer nitrogen.