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Carrington Center Nutrient Management Day Set

Visitors learn about manure during a nutrient management program at the Carrington Research Extension Center. (NDSU photo) Visitors learn about manure during a nutrient management program at the Carrington Research Extension Center. (NDSU photo)
Composting and interpreting manure and soil tests are among the topics that will be covered.

Visitors will be able to see a compost turner and rainfall simulator in action during the Nutrient Management Day program Aug. 29 at North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center.

The event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Topics that will be covered and the presenters are:

  • Research at the center’s livestock unit - Chanda Engel, livestock research specialist at the center
  • Compost considerations and the importance of microbes in the soil - Mary Berg, area livestock environmental management specialist at the center
  • Interpreting manure and soil test results - Chris Augustin, area soil health specialist at NDSU’s North Central Research Extension Center near Minot
  • Manure’s role in soils - Paul DuBourt, conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Foster County office
  • High-quality manure compost - Megan Vig, agriculture and natural resources agent in the NDSU Extension Service’s Griggs County office

The program also includes demonstrations on pen scraping and microbial activity.

The $20 registration fee includes lunch.

Visit to register. For more information, contact Berg at 701-652-2951 or

NDSU Agriculture Communication - Aug. 4, 2017

Source:Mary Berg, 701-652-2951,
Editor:Ellen Crawford, 701-231-5391,
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