Manure application and hauling are valuable commodities because manure is a byproduct for livestock producers everywhere. When manure is carefully placed according to proper timing and planning, it can take the place of some artificial fertilizers. To learn more about proper manure applications, contact your Kingsley Blasco Insurance, Inc. agent today.
What Are Some Manure Application Trends?
The application of manure is more than just spreading your fields to rid of the manure you have collected. The environmental impacts of manure have increased the scientific studies behind proper application. Oftentimes, farmers will submit manure samples to a certified lab to have their crop analyzed for nutrients once a year. The availability of nutrients can impact the spread of your manure.
Another trend in manure application to follow alongside nutrient density is the use of drag hoses. Typically driving tanks or injectors are used across the field, but with a drag hose, the issues of compaction seen with other methods is reduced. Compaction can drive crop yields down, which ultimately costs you money.
Application timing is up to the farmer, but trends lie with spring application. Spring application can help save over half the nitrogen that you would lose during fall application. Not only could you lose nitrogen, but some of your application is more likely to drain, evaporate and run off if applied in the fall.
Whichever methods you choose to partake in are completely up to you as the farmer. While there are no right or wrong ways, there are ways that could help yield more crop as well as save you money in the long run.
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To learn more about manure application and hauling trends, contact your Kingsley Blasco Insurance, Inc. agent. We want to help you produce your best crop.