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NMSU Dairy Extension Program Tools

Nutrient Manager: Using a Computer Application to Perform Dairy Annual Nutrient Management Plans

The Nutrient Manager is a user-friendly application that balances nutrients according to user-defined crops planted, soil analyses, effluent irrigated, dry manure applied, and chemical fertilizers supplemented. You can download the application and its documentation by clicking the links below.

Manual Nutrient Manager PDF file.

Nutrient Manager Application Zipped Excel file.

Alfalfa Yield Predictor : Using a Computer Application to Predict Irrigated Alfalfa Yield

Alfalfa Yield Predictor is a user-friendly application that predicts the yield of alfalfa according to user-defined fall dormancy, cutting, height, growing degree days, and rainfall. You can download the application and its documentation by clicking the links below.

Manual Alfalfa Yield Predictor PDF file.

Alfalfa Yield Predictor Application Zipped Excel file.

Document describing the application PDF file.

Grazing-N: Application that balances nitrogen in grazing systems

Grazing-N is a user-friendly application that estimates the N balance for grazing activity of dairy heifers or dry cows. You can download the application and its documentation by clicking the links below.

Grazing-N Manual PDF file.

Grazing-N Application Zipped Excel file.

Document describing the application PDF file.

NM-Manure: A Seasonal Prediction Model of Manure Excretion for New Mexico Lactating Cows

NM-Manure prediction model is a user-friendly application developed in Visual Basic and Microsoft Excel with the purpose to predict seasonal manure excretion for new mexico lactating cows. You need four pieces of information to run the model: total number of cows, the culling rate, the pregnancy rate, and the milk productivity of the herd. You can download the model and its documentation by clicking the links below.

NM-Manure Manual 34Kb, PDF file.

NM-Manure Model 511Kb, Zipped Excel file.

DyNoFlo: Dynamic Dairy Farm Model

DyNoFlo is a user-friendly application that performs dynamic nitrogen balances of entire dairy farm systems. DyNoFlo was created for North Florida Dairy Farms, but it can be customized by the input data. The NM Dairy Extension Program is working in adapt this tool to specific NM and West TX conditions.

Paper Agriculture Ecosystems and Environment Journal (PDF).

DyNoFlo Application (Zipped Excel file).