NDSU center to hold Nutrient Management Day – Aug. 13

Farm Forum

The North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center’s annual Nutrient Management Day will be held Aug. 13.

The program, formerly known as Compost Day, will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Topics to be covered and the presenters are:

· Containment pond management technologies available to North Dakota producers – E.J. Habrook, K-Line Irrigation Systems of North America, and Lori Frank, Barnes County 319 Watershed program

· Composting mortalities – Mary Berg, livestock environmental management specialist at the Carrington Research Extension Center

· Manure composting demonstration – Emily Kline, livestock environmental management specialist at the center

· Using manure and compost as a fertilizer for crops – Chris Augustin, soil health specialist at NDSU’s North Central Research Extension Center

· Microbiology of manure and compost, and the role of microbes in converting manure to composted material – Ann-Marie Fortuna, NDSU soil health assistant professor

Registration is not required but is suggested by Aug. 9 to provide the event’s organizers with the number of people attending lunch. The cost of lunch is $9 person. Water will be provided to participants. Morning activities will take place outside, so dress accordingly.

For more information, contact Berg or Kline at (701) 652-2951 or or Information at

The Carrington Research Extension Center is 3.5 miles north of Carrington on U.S. Highway 281.