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.
MES Distr Ctr (firstname.lastname@example.org, fax 612/625-6281. Credit cards: 800/876-8636, 612/624-4900.