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Upcoming eXtension webcasts to examine livestock, poultry environmental issues

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The Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center, a part of eXtension, is planning several webcasts this spring that delve into livestock and poultry environmental issues.

The eXtension interactive learning environment delivers research-based information from land-grant universities.

Each webcast is one hour long and is available to producers and anyone else interested in the topics. They are typically held the third Friday of each month at 1:30 p.m. Central time.

The webcast dates and topics include:

--March 19: Precision Phosphorus Feeding of the Dairy Cow, which highlights progress to date of an integrated project to increase the adoption of "Precision Phosphorus Feeding" on dairy farms.

--April 16: Ammonia emissions from poultry operations in the Chesapeake Bay area are being identified as a possible source of nitrogen contamination of water. What is the link and the implication for producers? (This topic is tentative.)

--May 14: Composting Animal Mortalities, in which multiple species will be discussed, but there will be an emphasis on in-house composting of poultry mortalities.

More information about the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center, its webcasts and how to participate is available on the eXtension website: http://extension.org and click on "Animal Manure Management" under "Farm."



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