Soil Organic Matter (SOM)

Manure spreader

Manure’s Impact on Yield, Nitrogen, and Carbon

May 3, 2018
If manure is applied at rates equal to or less than the nitrogen (N) requirement of a crop, can manure produce environmental benefits over commercial fertilizer? This article summarizes the "Take Home Messages" from a paper summarizing 141 studies relative to the question.

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Two soil aggregates: manure (left) versus a heavy soil aggregate

Soil Organic Matter and Its Benefits

August 7, 2017
Soil organic matter is critical to maximizing soil biological activity. Rotating crops, applying manure, reducing tillage, and increasing biomass production are among recommended practices to increase soil organic matter.

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