Resources for “Manure Management”

  • Spreading manure

    Controlling nutrient loss

    4 tips for controlling soil and nutrient loss. A link

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  • Winter farm scene

    Nutrients and sediment in frozen ground runoff from no-till fields receiving liquid daiy and solid beef manures

    The data collected as part of this study add to the limited information on the quantity and quality of frozen-ground runoff at field edges, and the results highlight the importance of manure management decisions during frozen-ground periods to minimize nutrients lost in surface runoff.

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  • Wisconsin map showing Dry Run Watershed (western) and Jersey Valley Watershed (south-central).

    Edge-of-field water quality in two Wisconsin watersheds

    For seven years, UW Discovery Farms monitored water quality in the Jersey Valley and Dry Run watersheds. See results from the studies in this final report.

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  • The Bragger family farm.

    Lessons Learned from Bragger Family Dairy

    How farm management influences water quality in a challenging, diverse landscape.

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  • Spreading manure

    Management Considerations for Late Summer Manure Application

    A short article which outlines soil and field conditions that are important to consider as manure is managed in late summer to meet crop nutrient needs the following year.

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  • Winter farm scene

    Late Winter Manure Management Considerations for Frozen and Snow-Covered Ground

    Use this short factsheet to understand the key factors that lead to runoff while the ground is frozen and/or snow-covered.

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  • Winter farm scene with hay bales.

    Early Winter Manure Management Considerations

    Four key points to remember when spreading manure in early winter.

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    Manure application through the seasons

    Insight into manure management strategies that minimize nitrogen and phosphorus loss based on Discovery Farms research.

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