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Precision manure application field day set for July 18

Posted at 11:30 a.m. on July 11, 2019

The Brillion News

TOWN OF CHILTON – The University of Wisconsin Division of Extension is hosting an Advanced Nutrient Management Technology and Application Field Day at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 18, at the corner of Calumet County BB and Custer Road, southwest of Hilbert.

It is being hosted by Holsum Dairies. Producers, manure applicators and agency staff will learn about the latest precision manure application technology, explore manure side-dress plots, and see new equipment technology demonstrated.

The field day will feature demonstrations and discussions from John Deere and Vanderloop Equipment of their nutrient sensing and automatic application shutoff technology, Right Way Application’s manure dragline diversion technology and In Depth Agronomy’s Mobile Hazard Maps, among others. Presentations on manure nutrient availability, side-dressing standing corn with manure and precision technology will round out the event.

A walk-through of side dressed corn trials will be led by Riesterer & Schnell’s Integrated Solutions Manager discussing soil samples, stand counts, and data yet to come. Manure application will be carried out by Dvorachek Farm and Industry and Phil’s Pumping and Fabrication.

Trials include:

• Draglined V2-V4 corn against rows

• Draglined V2-V4 corn with rows

• Side dressed corn with variable rate measuring NPK and solids

• Side dressed corn with cover crops planted during manure application

• Side dressed corn with cover crops planted before manure application

• Top dressed corn with Agrometer

• Commercial fertilizer application

This event is free; however pre-registration is appreciated. Register online at

The field day begins at 10 a.m. at Holsum Dairy Farm at the corner of BB and Custer Road in rural Hilbert. That is two miles north of County E and 2.6 miles south of State 114.



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