of manure spreader calibration
The Jefferson County University of Wisconsin-Extension and Land and Water Conservation Department will demonstrate how to calibrate a manure spreader on Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. at the Wollin Dairy Farm on the corner of Hwys. Q and A in Milford (N7156 Hwy Q).
Counting the nutrients in manure as a fertilizer can help save farmers money, especially in a time of high fertilizer prices. Having a properly calibrated spreader helps farms to fine-tune their nutrient application and ensure that the crops are receiving the nutrients they need.
The event will include a field demonstration of how to calibrate a manure spreader, followed by a discussion on valuing the nutrients in manure, the best uses of manure in the cropping rotation and winter manure spreading restrictions.
This workshop is free, but those interested should call the Jefferson County UW-Extension to register, 920-674-7295. The first 10 people to register will receive a free manure analysis for their farm.
There will be refreshments served.