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Fall-applied manure N stabilizers may not pay


October 1, 2012 – Northeast livestock producers like to start spreading and incorporating manure as soon the corn crop comes off. In fact, the annual rite has already begun.

But a recent research trial report from the Iowa Soybean Association’s On-farm Network says that while manure is a valuable nutrient source, it has to be managed differently than commercial fertilizer. A significantly greater portion of the nitrogen in injected hog manure, for instance, converts far faster into nitrates than anhydrous ammonia. Once it converts to nitrates, that N has a greater chance of being lost. READ MORE