Manure Manager

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Turn brown into green


October 21, 2013 – The University of Wisconsin Discovery Farm (UWDF) has taken a close look at nutrient runoff from manure in soils throughout the year to determine the best time to spread either liquid or dry manure. Timing can mean the difference between fertilizing the soil with manure, and fertilizing the creek.

In fact, UWDF estimates that 100 cows produce more than $8,500 per year of manure. This figure is based on fertilizer prices of $0.55/lb. for N, $0.45/lb. For phosphate and $0.45/lb. for potash. READ MORE