Manure land application

Manure characteristics, timing, application methods, sampling and nutrient analysis and application rates. Also, estimating manure value and preventing nitrogen loss.

Manure application basics

Manure characteristics

  • How to determine nutrient content based on animal species, diet, housing, bedding, manure storage and water dilution

  • Information about nutrient availability in manure, especially nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.

Application methods and nitrogen loss

  • A guide to making manure applications while mitigating nitrogen loss

  • Information about nitrogen loss based on broadcast vs. broadcast with incorporation.

  • A look at different injection application methods: knife injection, sweep injection and disk or coulter injection

Timing

  • Information on manure application timing and its impact on nutrients

  • Pros and cons of application per season

Manure sampling and nutrient analysis

  • Why analyze manure?

  • Information on manure uniformity

  • How to sample manure for nutrient analysis

  • Sampling methods for liquid or semi-solid manure

  • Understanding manure analysis output

Manure application rates

  • A step-by-step guide to calculating manure application rates for nitrogen and phosphorus.

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