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Sampling liquid manure systems


August 30, 2010
By University of Wisconsin Discovery Farms

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Sampling liquid manure systems

What happens to the nutrient content of liquid manure
in outdoor storage when you get 10 – 20 inches of rain over the summer?
That’s a question that producers with liquid manure storage systems
might want to evaluate this year.

August 26, 2010 – What happens to the nutrient content of liquid manure in outdoor storage when you get 10 – 20 inches of rain over the summer? That’s a question that producers with liquid manure storage systems might want to evaluate this year.

Nutrient losses during handling and storage are accounted for in these guidelines so that these numbers represent the minimum amount of nutrients available to a crop during the first growing season after application. For producers with new manure systems we suggest that they use these values to credit manure that has been spread in the fall or winter before the cropping year.

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