August 4 Webinar: Best Practices Update on Manure Application Research

July 28, 2021

The Iowa Learning Farms conservation webinar taking place August 4 at noon will feature Melissa Wilson, assistant professor and extension specialist, University of Minnesota. The focus of Wilson’s research is on the optimization of manure nutrient use to facilitate crop production.


In the webinar, “Applying Liquid Manure to Living Roots: Research Update,” Wilson will discuss the challenges of keeping manure nutrients in place and her research on alternative practices to fall application. She will provide an update on current research involving sidedress manure application to corn as well as application to growing cover crops. The session will include lessons learned, what has worked well and what has not, over the past three years of research.


“Livestock manure is a ‘home grown’ nutrient source, so to speak, that is typically locally available for use on cash crops,” said Wilson. “Optimizing the use of this renewable resource can help reduce fertilizer needs (saving money!). Developing and refining best practices for manure application will deliver substantial benefits to farmers while minimizing nutrient losses from fields.”


Participants in Iowa Learning Farms Conservation Webinars are encouraged to ask questions of the presenters. People from all backgrounds and areas of interest are encouraged to join.



Webinar Access Instructions

To participate in the live webinar, shortly before noon CDT August 4:

Click this URL, or type this web address into your internet browser:

Or, go to and enter meeting ID: 364 284 172


Or, join from a dial-in phone line:

Dial: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 646 876 9923

Meeting ID: 364 284 172


The webinar will also be recorded and archived on the ILF website, so that it can be watched at any time. Archived webinars are available at:

A Certified Crop Adviser board-approved continuing education unit (CEU) has been applied for. Those who participate in the live webinar are eligible. Information about how to apply to receive the credit will be provided at the end of the live webinar.