Idaho Nutrient Management Conference is March 6
Registration for the Idaho Nutrient Management Conference is now open. The conference will be held on March 6, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Stone House & Company catering facility, Twin Falls, Idaho. Topics include:
• Updates on Nutrient Management from state and federal agencies, and educational institutions (UI, EPA, ISDA, IDEQ, and NRCS).
• Dual purpose cover crops - Christi Falen and Lauren Hunter
• Idaho cover crops calculator - Amber Moore
• On-farm evaluation of two liquid dairy manure application methods to reduce odor and ammonia emissions - Lide Chen
• Video: Dairy manure application using a drag hose and sub-surface injection system - Mario de Haro and Lide Chen
• Macro mineral nutrition (Na, K, Mg, Ca) of dairy cows and it's impact on nutrient excretion - Rick Norell and Mireille Chahine
• Composting of dairy manure and grape vine pruning's using three different composting techniques - Mario de Haro
• Winter wastewater lagoon and slurries management - Howard Neibling
• Field test for measuring active carbon as a soil quality indicator - Mir Seyedbagheri
• Influence of recent acidification on soil phosphorous extraction and sorption - Kyle Bair
• Improving UI nitrogen fertilizer recommendations for corn through field research studies - David Tarkalson and Steve Hines
• Enhanced efficiency fertilizer products - Chad Cheyney
• Proactive nitrogen management in agriculture - UI Extension
• A poster session will include posters presenting the latest and ongoing research, educational opportunities, and Extension trends related to nutrient management.
The registration fee is $40 before Feb. 25; $50 after Feb. 25.
For a flyer and registration information, visit: http://extension.uidaho.edu/gooding/category/ag/
Electronic livestock reporting option under discussion in Washington
Rep. Kathy Haigh (D-Shelton) has sponsored HB 2625, which calls for a stakeholder discussion to develop an electronic option for reporting the in-state sale of livestock in Washington. As currently operated, the brand inspection program involves a brand inspector making a site visit and inspection, recording information, and then entering that information in the Department of Agriculture (WSDA) database.
The bill calls for the director of WSDA to develop a proposed policy option or options for achieving the goal of electronically reporting intrastate transfers of ownership of livestock by producers as a means to increase participation in the animal disease traceability program.