Fall-applied manure N stabilizers may not pay
October 1, 2012 by Farm Progress
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