Manure Application

Manure spreader

Valuing Manure as a Seller or a Buyer

March 7, 2022
This UNL Water article takes a closer look at the value of manure with respect to nutrient concentrations, crop requirements, soil conditions and potential commercial fertilizer supplements.

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Tractor spreading manure
When done correctly, applying manure ahead of seeding alfalfa fields can result in big cost savings on fertilizer.

Pasture and Forage Minute: Cutting Alfalfa Fertilizer Costs with Manure

February 10, 2022
Save money by getting a jumpstart on your summer annual forage plan. Plus, Nebraska Extension Educator Ben Beckman explains how to prepare alfalfa seed beds with manure to save on fertilizer costs this growing season.

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Applying Manure Management Concepts On-farm Programs in February, March

January 4, 2022
At these programs, producers will learn how to determine which fields are the most economical for manure use and which fields can benefit the most from manure’s ability to improve soil health and water quality.

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manure spreader operating in a field

Maximizing Profitability of Manure Use

October 1, 2021
Commercial fertilizer and manure work together well, but only if you know how many nutrients you’re putting out in manure so that you can cut back some on commercial fertilizers and save that expense.

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Corn silage

Manure Application Following Silage

August 18, 2021
Animal Manure Management Extension Educator Leslie Johnson discusses how to develop your manure application plan, including best stewardship practices for optimum rates and application methods.

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Applying Manure Management Concepts On-Farm

May 11, 2021
This year’s Land Application Recertification sessions, "Applying Manure Management Concepts On-Farm," will be in-person at many sites across the state in May and June.

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Flyer for manure calendar. Available at your local extension office.

2021 Nutrient Management Record Keeping Calendars Now Available

December 16, 2020
The 2021 Nutrient Management Record Keeping Calendars are now available from Nebraska Extension. This easy-to-use recordkeeping calendar tracks manure-related records for livestock and cropping operations and is designed to be used by all sizes of livestock operations.

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snow covered manure
Manure application on frozen or snow-covered soil poses a higher risk of nutrient loss through runoff.

Tips for Winter Manure Application

December 2, 2020
A blanket of fresh white snow and icicles hanging from the trees and fences make for beautiful winter photos. They don’t, however, make for beautiful manure application weather.

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