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Land application of manure - Manitoba Agriculture and Food.

by 5m Editor
1 July 2000, at 12:00am

Applying manure to land is a highly desirable method of recycling a natural fertilizer produced by livestock.

The application of livestock manure to land is a sustainable agricultural practice and most livestock operations are based on, or surrounded by, large areas of productive agricultural land. This set of articles looks at the goals for using livestock manure as a fertilizer.

The contents from this set of articles include:

  • Manure - A Sustainable Resource
    • Manure as a fertilizer
    • What's in manure?
    • Measuring manure nutrient content
  • Odour Control
    • Equipment selection
    • Manure management stewardship
    • Weather conditions
  • Prevent Pollution
    • Nitrate leaching and groundwater contamination
    • Sensitive groundwater areas
    • Soil pollution
    • Seasonal considerations
    • Distance to surface water
    • Winter spreading
  • Application Rate
    • Losses during application
    • Soil and crop implications
    • Acceptable application rate
    • Crop planning and selection
    • Spreading on pastures
    • Manure management plans
  • Economic Benefits from Sound Manure Management
  • Health Concerns Regarding Land Application of Manure
    • Nitrates in drinking water
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