Precisely placing manure offsets fertilizer costs
May 6, 2016 by Successful Farming
May 6, 2016, Balaton, MN – The nearly 8,500 tons of manure Jon Greenfield’s 1,000 head of Black Angus cattle produce annually is a valuable nutrient resource for his crops. The brown gold not only contains nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and other nutrients but also adds organic matter to the soil. In turn, this can amend soil structure, aeration, soil moisture-holding capacity, and water infiltration.
For years Greenfield, who grows 1,400 acres of corn and soybeans in Balaton, Minnesota, has been applying a flat rate of manure across his fields. READ MORE