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Vermont Nutrient and Manure Management
Soil, Nutrient and Manure Management
Topics and Articles
  • Digging In - A Nutrient Management Course and Manual for Farmers
  • UVM Nutrient Recommendations for Field Crops
  • Soil Fertility, Fertilization and Manure Management
  • Phosphorus Index
  • Nutrient Management Planning and Regulations
  • The Vermont Dairy Farm Sustainability Project
  • Factsheets From The Lower Missiquoi Water Quality Project
  • Research Reports
    Links to Other Nutrient Management Sites 
    UVM Agr. Testing Laboratory

    Topics and Articles 

    Soil Fertility, Fertilization and Manure Management  
    Nutrient Recommendations for Field Crops in Vermont

    High Fertilizer Prices Require Good Nutrient Management

    Are N Fertilizer Additives Worth the Money?

    Manure Value Calculator and Breakeven Hauling Spreadsheet     Worksheet PDF

    Using the PSNT Test for Predicting Nitrogen Needs of Field Corn

    Starter Fertilizer for Corn in Vermont -(requires Adobe Reader)

    Manure Application Methods for Corn -Direct Incorporation and Sidedress Application -(requires Adobe Reader)

    Phosphorus and Potassium for Alfalfa-Grass Forages -(requires Adobe Reader)

    Managing High K Forages for the Dry Cow

    Optimizing Manure and Nitrogen Fertilizer Applied to Grass Hay Crops -(requires Adobe Reader)

    Manure Spreader Calibration - (requires Adobe Reader)

    Recommended Soil Testing Procedures For The Northeastern United States

    Cover Crops for Corn Silage Systems

    2009 Cover Crop Termination Study

    Phosphorus Index  
    The Phosphorus Index: A Tool for Management of Agricultural Phosphorus in Vermont -(requires Adobe Reader)

    Phosphorus Index for Vermont: Background, Rationale, and Questions -(requires Adobe Reader)

    Guidelines for Manure Application and Water Quality -(requires Adobe Reader)

    A Phosphorus Index Screeing Tool-(requires Adobe Reader)

    Vermont P Index ver. 5.1 (Excel spreadsheet) - last revised on 1/25/05

    Link: National P Index Working Group Website (SERA-17)
     

    Nutrient Management Planning and Regulations  
    Digging In - A Nutrient Management Course for Farmers

    Preparing a Nutrient Management Plan -A checklist for considerations in farm nutrient management planning

    Vermon'ts Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution Reduction Program Laws and Regulations

    Federal Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) Rule - available on EPA's website

    CAFO Fact Sheets

    The Vermont Manure Nutrient Manager -A computer spreadsheet template for helping to develop nutrient management plans

    The Vermont CropMD (Management Data Base) -A computer program designed for Vermont to track and manage all crop records

    Implementing Effective Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plans on Vermont Farms
     
    The Vermont Dairy Farm Sustainability Project  

    Overview of the Project

    Project Summary Article

    Slide Show (PowerPoint)

    Soil Sampling for Soil Test Variability

    P Index Results for VDFSP

    Factsheets From The Lower Missiquoi Water Quality Project  
    The following documents must be read in Adobe Acrobat. Click Here for free download.

    FS1: A Summary of the Lower Missisquoi Water Quality Project in Franklin County, Vermont. 1990-1997

    FS2: Phosphorus and Potassium for Alfalfa-Grass Forages: Soil Tests, Crop Response, and Water Quality

    FS3: Manure Application Methods for Corn -Direct Incorporation of Liquid Dairy Manure for Fall, Spring, and Sidedress Application in Corn

    FS4: Missisquoi Crop Management Association

    FS5: Dairy Farmers Save Dollars and Nutrients by Participating in HUA Crop Management Service

    FS6: Optimizing Manure and Nitrogen Fertilizer Applied to Grass Hay Crops


    Research Reports 

    Constructed wetland research

    Phosphorus removal from milk parlar effluent using EAF steel slag filters

    Soil factors influencing phosphorus availability to plants and concentration in runoff

    Field calibration of phosphorus soil tests for improving phosphorus management on Vermont’s dairy farms

    Phosphorus Index to improve nutrient management on Vermont farms

    Managed riparian buffers and cover crops to minimize phosphorus and nitrogen runoff losses from corn fields

    Direct Incorporation of Liquid Dairy Manure for Fall and Spring Application of Corn

    Yield and water quality effects of sidedressed liquid dairy manure on corn

    Liquid Manure on Grass Hay to Improve Nutrient Use Efficiency, Yields and Quality

    The Use of Dairy Compost on Grass Hay

    Yield And Quality Of Cool Season Grass As Affected By Semi-Solid Manure And Fertilizer N Applications

    Effect of the timing of dairy manure application on nutrient leaching losses under corn and grass

    Integrated manure management on dairy farms for conservation of natural resources and profitability


    Links 

    The Vermont Crops and Soils Homepage provides these linkages for your access to more information, but we do not necessarily agree nor endorse all the information and ideas that you may find on some of these links.

    UVM's Constructed Wetland Research Center  
    Vermont Soils -From the Vermont USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service

    Vermon'ts Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution Reduction Program Laws and Regulations
    The New England Regional Water Quality Program
    Cornell's Nutrient Management Spear Program
    Vermont DEC Compost Center
    NRAES: The Northeast Regional Agricultural Engineering Service
    Penn State Soil Management
    Penn State Cooperative Extension Composting Page
    Alternative Farming Systems Information Center
    International Plant Nutrition Institute
    Conservation Technology Information Center


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