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Cattle manure on fields less prone to P runoff


February 12, 2009
By Manitoba Co-operator

Feb. 12, 2009 – Manitoba – While it has the same total phosphorus (P) as liquid manure from hog
barns, the P available from solid cattle manure is less likely to be
lost to runoff or leaching, a new University of Manitoba study finds.

While it has the same total phosphorus (P) as liquid manure from hog
barns, the P available from solid cattle manure is less likely to be
lost to runoff or leaching, a new University of Manitoba study finds.

The study, conducted by soil scientist Don Flaten, was
sponsored in part by the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management
Initiative, which released the results Tuesday. It was conducted to
gauge how different sources or types of manure P affect the risk of P
loss after it interacts with Prairie soils. | READ MORE

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