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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Enhanced Integrated Nutrient Management
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Overview:
This project works to improve the capacity of policy makers, extension programmers, farmers and future land managers to make integrated nutrient management decisions that consider all components (feed, manure, cropping) of dairy operations. The project forges integrative approaches to nutrient management at several levels.
  • Regional whole farm analysis of dairy cow numbers, feed, manure and crop components and how decisions related to one component affects other systems components.

  • Addressing both nitrogen and phosphorus concerns simultaneously

  • Integrating interactions between human behavior and biophysical variability

  • Integrating research, outreach, and education into curriculum that helps farmers and future land managers develop nutrient management plans.

Research goals include:

Developing dairy diets that support high levels of milk production and produce manure that is less susceptible to environmental loss.
Investigate how herd management and manure handling and storage affect nutrient loss.
Evaluate the effectiveness of conventional and alternative cropping systems to provide feed and recycle manure nutrients

Research Highlights:

Updates on the final year of the four-year IFAFS grant
Presentations and comments from research team meeting, October 9, 2003

Examining the complete cycle: feed > manure > crops > education/outreach
Presentations from Winter 2001-2002 seminar

Presentations:

Includes linked Adobe Acrobat slide shows (.pdf). Acrobat Reader needed.

Theme 1. "Dairy feeding strategies that improve environmental outcomes."
Feeding Strategies to Reduce N Losses From the Lactating Dairy Cow -Glen Broderick

Management of Dietary Phosphorus in Dairy Production Systems -Larry Satter, USDA-ARS
Dairy Forage Research Center (DFRC), Madison
Date/time: Thurs. November 29, 11 AM to 1PM

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Theme 2. "Manure handling and storage effects on nutrient cycles of dairy farms."
Manure Handling and Storage Effects on Nitrogen Losses of Dairy Farms -Vinicius Moreira, DFRC
Date/time: Friday. December 14, 11 AM to 1PM

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And also Estimating nitrogen loss from dairy cow manure - Larry Satter and Vinicius Moreira

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Theme 3. "Manure nutrient conservation/loss and recycling through crops/pasture."
N and P Management -Bill Stout, USDA-ARS Pasture Research Lab, PA
Date/time: Thurs. January 10, 11 AM to 1PM

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Theme 4. "Dairy systems, land-use and environmental impacts."
Dairying and Land Use -Bill Bland, UW Madison
Date/time: Thurs. January 24, 11 AM to 1PM

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Theme 5. "Integrated nutrient management planning on dairy farms."
Al Rotz, USDA-ARS Pasture Research Lab, PA
Date/time: Thurs. February 7, 11 AM to 1PM

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Theme 6. "Nutrient management curriculum for dairy systems."
Rick Koelsch, University of Nebraska
Thursday March 7, 11-1PM

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The Following are the same slide shows as above, but in PowerPoint format (.ppt).
They may take some time to download.


Feeding Strategies to Reduce N Losses From the Lactating Dairy Cow (300 K)
Management of Dietary Phosphorus in Dairy Production Systems (500 K)
Manure Handling and Storage Effects on Nitrogen Losses of Dairy Farms (2.7 MB)
Estimating nitrogen loss from dairy cow manure ( 5.6MB)
N and P Management (2.8 MB)
Dairying and Land Use (1 MB)
Integrated nutrient management planning on dairy farms (22.1MB)
Nutrient management curriculum for dairy systems (7.8 MB)

Contact Information:

J Mark Powell
...jmpowel2@wisc.edu

Leah Nell Adams
...lnadams@wisc.edu


Last Modified: 7/13/2009