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Manure trials in ID show surprising trends

August 4, 2015, Kimberly, ID – Researchers are just three-eighths of the way through a long-term manure study but some of the early results have got them re-thinking long-held assumptions about nutrients in high desert soils.

One of those assumptions is that it’s hard to boost organic matter in southern Idaho fields. Organic matter comes from decaying crop residue or plant matter. The deep, dark, rich color of Midwestern farmland is a result of high organic matter. READ MORE

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