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Prevent manure runoff when snow melts


March 2, 2011
By Hay and Forage Grower

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Prevent manure runoff when snow melts
Spreading manure on farm fields from now until the
ground thaws comes with a very high risk of runoff, warns Dennis Frame,
co-director of the University of Wisconsin-Discovery Farms Program.

March 2, 2011 – Spreading manure on farm fields from now until the ground thaws comes with a very high risk of runoff, warns Dennis Frame, co-director of the University of Wisconsin-Discovery Farms Program.

Studies from Discovery Farms cooperating farms indicate that manure applied to snow-covered and/or frozen soils during conditions of snowmelt or rain can contribute the majority of the annual nutrient losses, says Frame.

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