Fertilizing Cropland with Dairy Manure

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10/12/2015
Resource Types: 
Booklet
Abstract: 

Manure management should be a top priority on Minnesota dairy farms, which annually generate about 11 million tons of manure. When used appropriately, manure has nutritive and economic value. It also improves biological activity, soil tilth and soil chemical properties. Mismanagement of manure can have a substantial negative impact on water, soil and air resources. This 5-page folder provides agronomic information with which dairy producers can optimize the utilization of dairy manure. Discusses issues such as manure sampling, developing spreading plans, equipment calibration and the logistics of manure application.

Author: 
Mike Schmitt and George Rehm
Topic Areas: 
Agriculture
Pollution Prevention
Waste Management
Target Audience: 
Producer / Landowner
Geographic Location: 
All Minnesota
Pages/Length: 
5 pages
Date Produced/Published: 
1997
Fee: 
Yes
Cost: 
$1.00 + s&h
Library loan: 
No
Is training required?: 
No
Seasonal: 
No
Contact(s) or order information.: 

MES Distr Ctr (order@dc.extension.umn.edu, fax 612/625-6281. Credit cards: 800/876-8636, 612/624-4900.

Organization code of item (if any): 
FO-5880-SEEK
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