Making Money With Manure - 1
Russ Quinn DTN Staff Reporter
Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:30 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- For thousands of years, farmers used livestock manure as a beneficial crop nutrient. Even with modern agriculture methods, manure can be an effective fertilizer option with several advantages over commercial fertilizer, but it takes some additional effort and time.

Manure has all the nutrients required for plant growth, including nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), potassium (K) as well as micronutrients, said Jose Hernandez, an extension educator in the Livestock Nutrient Management area of the University of Minnesota.

"When properly applied, manure is a great resource for crop producers," Hernandez told DTN. "It can be a soil amendment that ...

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