Manure Composting Seminar

Manure Composting in Southern Alberta’s Beef Feedlot Industry
Dr. Frank Larney

Dr. Frank Larney will present a ‘Manure Composting in Southern Alberta’s Feedlot Industry’ seminar on Thursday December 5, 2013 starting at 3pm in Room 257 of the Cox Institute, located at the Dalhousie Agriculture Campus.

Since the mid-1990s, composting has been increasingly adopted as an alternative means of handling manure generated by southern Alberta’s feedlot industry. It maximizes the potential for recycling manure nutrients by soils and crops while protecting surface and groundwater resources from over-application of manure nutrients. Associated benefits include elimination of pathogens, parasites, weed seeds and veterinary antibiotics. Compost can be used as a substitute for fertilizer inputs in cropping systems and as an organic amendment in well site reclamation. This seminar will present an overview of composting research on beef feedlot manure at Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada’s Lethbridge Research Centre