Interest rises in manure as crop profit margins fall
August 11, 2015, Carrington, ND — Yes, this story is about manure. Go ahead. Smirk. Crack a joke. Get it out of your system. But when you’re ready to be serious, you’ll find that manure is increasingly seen as a resource to utilize, not a nuisance to be disposed of.
“More people are viewing it now as an agricultural nutrient rather than an agricultural waste,” says Mary Berg, livestock environmental specialist at the North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center.
She and other scientists at the Carrington center, and elsewhere, are working with farmers, ranchers, agronomists and other agriculturalists to make greater, more efficient use of manure as a crop fertilizer. READ MORE