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WSU to host dairy manure management workshop

A dairy manure management workshop will take place Dec. 12 in Prosser, Wash., at the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center, 2140A Wine Country Road in Banquet Halls B and C. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press file)
A dairy manure management workshop will take place Dec. 12 in Prosser, Wash., at the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center, 2140A Wine Country Road in Banquet Halls B and C. (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press file)
By Michelle Iracheta Yakima Herald-Republic

PROSSER, Wash. – Washington State University will host a free educational workshop for dairy farmers, consultants and others dealing with managing dairy manure.

The dairy manure management workshop will take place Dec. 12 in Prosser at the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center, 2140A Wine Country Road in Banquet Halls B and C.

“An educational workshop to help them with manure and application planning,” said Haiying Tao, assistant professor at WSU’s Department of Crop and Social Sciences. “A lot of farmers are interested in knowing how much nutrients we get from different types of manure applications. Or after years of history of manure applications, how the soil will change.”

Several speakers will conduct courses throughout the daylong event scheduled to being at 9 a.m., including Brad Joern of Purdue University. Joern developed nationally recognized software that helps dairy farmers implement nutrient management plans for crops and livestock, Tao said.

Registration for the workshop is already underway, but onsite registration will also be available.

The agenda, speakers’ information and registration can be found at: http://extension.wsu.edu/dairy-manure-management/. For further information please contact WSU assistant crop and soil sciences professor Haiying Tao in Pullman, 509-335-4389.

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