Seed Bed: Are you getting the most from your manure?

Not all manures are created equal. Knowing their different characteristics, and when and how to use them, will help you get more value from your applications


You are probably sick of hearing the truism that “Manure is a valuable resource,” especially if you have just spent a couple of days emptying the manure pit – again. And while it is hard to argue with the fundamental truth of this statement, we knowthere is a huge variation in the value of manure to different operations.

However, applying some knowledge about the nature of this material can help you to capture a bit more of that value for yourself.

Better Farming - August/September 2009