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ID study shows benefits of manure use


October 17, 2013, Kimberly, ID — A single application of dairy manure can significantly improve soil organic matter in farm fields, according to data from the first season of an eight-year University of Idaho study into manure use.

Furthermore, barley yields shot up under the combination of a moderate dose of manure and conventional fertilizer. As manure rates increased, however, barley tended to grow too tall and tip over at the base of the stem, called lodging. READ MORE