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Sampling Dairy Manure and Compost for Nutrient Analysis

This guide describes how to obtain a representative sample of stockpiled dairy manure or dairy compost, select a reliable manure or compost testing laboratory, determine which lab analyses are needed (including total nitrogen, ...

Amber Moore | Jul 2015 | OSU Extension Catalog

Date, Rate, & Place: The Field Book for Dairy Manure Applicators

This publication provides recording keeping sheets and examples for manure applications on dairy farms. Examples are provided for a number of different manure handling systems.

Jun 2017 | OSU Extension Catalog

Calculating Dairy Manure Nutrient Application Rates

This publication describes how to calibrate waste-handling equipment and calculate nutrient application rates. It covers calibration of typical equipment found on dairies, such as stationary guns, traveling guns, liquid wagons, and ...

Troy Downing | Apr 2015 | OSU Extension Catalog

Keeping Track of Manure Nutrients in Dairy Pastures

Designed to help dairy owners determine manure application rates and forage consumption. Describes how to: (1) estimate manure generated by animals and the confinement facility; (2) measure grass consumed by animals using clip and ...

Troy Downing | Aug 2001 | OSU Extension Catalog

Selecting successful cover crops for your hop yard

This fact sheet is designed to help guide commercial hop growers in selecting cover crops. The guide discusses benefits and considerations or cons for four different cover crop strategies: annual fall planted, annual spring ...

Betsy Verhoeven | Sep 2019 | Article

OSU scientist helps war-torn island plan for future tsunamis

Jay Noller, a soil scientist from Oregon State University, is mapping evidence of tsunamis on war-torn Cyprus and helping the divided governments plan for a shared future.

Peg Herring | Apr 13, 2005 | News Story

Developing a system to track nitrogen cycling on pasture-based diaries

Most dairy farmers do not have the desire to see the need to have a detailed record keeping system to make management decisions about their cropland. This project was as much about the behavior and attitudes of dairy ...

Troy Downing | Aug 2011 | Article

Drought-Tolerant Plants for Shade

Water-wise gardening conserves water and helps protect the environment. A xeriscape is a “dry scene” that uses very little water, but a water-wise garden includes any style that is designed to conserve water.

May 2018 | Article