Animal Waste Utilization - Effective Use of Manure as a Soil by J. L. Hatfield, Bobby A. Stewart

By J. L. Hatfield, Bobby A. Stewart

This distinct booklet examines the worthwhile facets of animal waste as a soil source - now not easily as an agricultural derivative with minimum functional use. issues comprise o kinds of cattle waste - swine, chicken, dairy o equipment and administration of waste usage o garage, dealing with, processing and alertness of animal waste o delivering crop foodstuff o economics of waste usage o new modeling and administration suggestions o nonpoint resource toxins, water caliber, leaching, and air caliber.

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P. Fixen, E. Schulte, E. Liegel, and C. Simson. 1981. Soil test recommendations for field, vegetable and fruit crops. University of Wisconsin Extension Publication (A2809), Madison, Wisconsin. , K. Kelling, J. Peterson, T. Daniel, G. Jackson, and L. Massie. 1986. Managing manure and waste: Guidelines for applying manure to pasture and croplands in Wisconsin. University of Wisconsin Extension Publication (A3394), Madison, Wisconsin. National Research Council. 1993. Soil and Water Quality: An Agenda for Agriculture.

The second popular belief is that proper manure management is uneconomical. 80 per hectare) on commercial nutrients through proper use of on-farm nutrient sources. This finding is limited in that it only examined the short-term, direct benefits of manure and legumes. Long-term benefits such as those associated with improvements in soil quality were not investigated (National Research Council, 1993), nor were opportunity costs associated with managing manures versus other Copyright © 2002 CRC Press, LLC 30 P.

Madison are put in the position of hauling largely unknown quantities of manures to the field for distribution. , bulk commercial fertilizer spreaders) lists working capacity as a standard manufacturing requirement. This lack of standardization for manure spreaders has forced on farmers the additional task of acquiring a weight calibration for their spreaders if they want to begin crediting manures with any degree of accuracy. 3. The Minimum Rate at Which Liquid Manure Spreaders Can Apply Is Often Above Recommended or Needed Rates Although there is only preliminary evidence to support this, it appears that many liquid manure spreaders were designed to dispose of a waste rather than credit liquid animal manures.

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