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Sidedressing manure into crops: an option in Minnesota?


January 7, 2021
By Journal of Nutrient Management

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Between poor weather conditions during the typical manure application period and manure pits that just never seem big enough to last a whole year, many manure applicators are looking for other options.

Sidedressing manure into growing crops has proven to work in some areas, so Melissa Wilson, University of Minnesota assistant professor and extension specialist in manure management, decided to test it in Minnesota conditions.

She and her team tested several nitrogen sources for sidedressing corn over the 2018 and 2019 growing seasons. They looked at factors such as application rates, conditions, and the impact of using a dragline hose. | READ MORE