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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.
Building soil organic matter takes time
October 04, 2018 | By Todd Whitney, UNL Extension Educator |
What is a realistic timeline goal for increasing soil organic matter content? Our “instant” culture gravitates to testimonials about how to rapidly increase soil organic matter by 1 percent within one to three years.
New compost technology helps Enfield farm save on fuel costs
October 03, 2018 | By John Lavenburg |
A pilot project at an Enfield farm is generating heat by composting manure, leading to big savings in fuel consumption, farm and state officials say. The Compost Aeration and Heat Recovery Pilot Project introduced a new system at the farm, the Agrilab Technologies Hot Skid 250R. It is a plug-and-play unit consisting of the mechanical aeration, heat recovery, plumbing, monitoring, and controlling components.
(Agrilab Technologies is featured in the Newtrient Technology Catalog: Click here)