Manure Application Following Silage

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Manure Application Following Silage

With silage harvest coming up quickly, manure application will soon follow. Because silage is often the first crop to come off the field, it allows for earlier manure application and thus an earlier clean-out of pens before winter. As that manure application plan develops, include best stewardship practices for optimum rates and preferred application methods for final decisions. But, wait, what do those things mean?

In this article, Nebraska Extension Educator Leslie Johnson breaks down the meaning of agronomic rates and the pros and cons of incorporating manure.

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