Date Full Report Received09/16/2019
Date Abstract Report Received09/16/2019
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. Manure serves as a fertilizer source at most of these operations, but making cost-effective decisions and understanding the fertility value it provides is critical so that producers trust it as a fertilizer source, capture the value it offers, and make appropriate application decisions. We evaluated how different manure application equipment impacted ammonia loss at the time of application under different soil and weather conditions and provide a series of fact sheet related to manure application decisions related to equipment selection and application timing.