Get the most from manure nutrients
The basics always pay off in manure management
Want to make sure you’re getting the biggest bang for your manure buck? Follow these simple tips:
soil tests, and follow the recommendation they unveil.
fertilizer is not called for, research has proven time and again it will not
consistently or profitably add to yields.
in manure nutrients and learn how to maximize your system to recycle and retain
the most nitrogen.
current manure samples and have them tested for both forms of nitrogen (organic
and ammonium) and of course for P and K.
ways to haul manure to fields farther away that do need the P and K, and reduce
land with your neighbor when their land is closer than your own to haul manure.
sure soil pH and compaction are corrected to allow all nutrients to work for
Above all, credit the manure nutrients first, using fertilizer only when there is a proven shortage in the soil. Be sure your agronomist provides you with a copy of the soil test results, not just the recommendations. It’s your land, your money and your future.