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Weights and Processed Yields of Fruits and Vegetables
Vegetable Garden Calendar
Your Household Water Quality: Odors in Your Water
Conversion Tables, Formulas and Suggested Guidelines for Horticultural Use
Poultry Litter Composting for Backyard Flocks
Your coop is ready. You've built a covered run or exercise yard to keep your chickens safe from predators and wild birds that carry diseases. Your chicks are old enough to move outside, and you're eagerly awaiting your first fresh eggs.
In the meantime, your chickens are producing something else on a daily basis: manure. How do you handle all of that poultry poop so that your neighbors don't complain about the smell and the flies?
One good answer is composting. Properly composted poultry litter—manure mixed with bedding material, such as pine shavings—is a valuable soil amendment. However, just as it takes care and management to get your chickens into laying condition, it takes care and management to compost the litter from poultry housing environments. Published on Aug 31, 2016.
Center Pivot Calibration for Wastewater: A Field Reference Guide
This publication is intended to be used by those familiar with calibrating a center pivot system. The circular lists the steps, calculations, and charts needed to calibrate a center pivot irrigation system pumping wastewater, without explanations of the process itself. Published on Aug 31, 2016.
Calibration of Center Pivot Irrigation Systems for Wastewater Applications
This publication was developed to provide farmers applying animal wastewater with step-by-step instructions to calibrate their center pivot irrigation systems. Within each step, the publication provides reasoning for that step and any equations to calculate the needed values. Along with instructions, the publication also provides a fillable table to collect data and charts to help determine application rates. Published on Aug 31, 2016.
Feeding Issues for Broiler Breeder Feather Cover
Feather coverage is important for both thermoregulation and disease prevention. Because feathers are made of protein, there are obvious nutritional factors that affect feather coverage in high yield broiler breeds. This publication summarizes the importance and structure of the feather and the feed-related factors that impact feather coverage. Published on Aug 31, 2016.