CategoryEnvironment - Air
Date Full Report Received04/29/2019
Date Abstract Report Received04/29/2019
Funded ByIowa Pork Producers Association
The impact of manure management on water quality is an important topic for Midwestern livestock producers and the sustainability of agriculture. Cover crops offer one potential option to improve nutrient utilization form livestock manure, but many questions remain on how to best integrate them into our manure management system. The timing of manure application relative to cover crop planting and growth is a common question of interest. This research work focuses on identifying and understanding how manure application timing relative to cover crop growth stage impacts their ability to retain nitrogen.