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Improved efficiency, crop yields improve P balance


July 24, 2013 – New research suggests improved efficiency in livestock production and increased crops yields are helping improve the phosphorus balance in rural Manitoba.

Research conducted by the University of Manitoba and Manitoba Agriculture Food and Rural Initiatives has shown out of 78 rural municipalities in Manitoba farmers in 15 are dealing with a phosphorus deficit while farmers in only nine are facing an excess of phosphorus and in seven of those nine phosphorus levels could be brought into balance by replacing synthetic fertilizer with available manure. READ MORE


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