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Making Money With Manure - 3
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Thu Mar 26, 2015 06:37 AM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- When farmers consider adding manure to their fields, they weigh its benefits against some of the negatives. They need to be aware of the amount of nutrients they are adding to meet the crop's needs, as well as deal with manure's odor and weed concerns.

Some options to help manure fit better into farmers' management plans include composting and using manure additives.

The main advantages of composting are that it concentrates nutrients, kills weed seed which could be present in manure, and the compost has virtually no odor when it is applied to fields, said Sarah Sellin, ...

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