Fertility and Nutrients
OMAFRA: Maximizing manure’s value on your farm
By Top Crop Manager
According to Christine Brown, field crops sustainability specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), the value from manure comes in the nutrients provided along with other components that benefit soil health. Manure adds a layer of complexity to fertilizer management, but it also provides benefits to crops that commercial fertilizer on its own cannot provide.
Research helps with understanding the principles of how nutrients behave in different environments and provides insight to the impact of weather and soil conditions on improving efficiencies. With current high fertilizer prices and with the goal of improving soil health there are several components that will improve the economic benefits of manure. |READ MORE