by Christine Brown, Nutrient Management Lead – Field Crops, OMAFRA The opportunity to get bedded-pack cattle manure was too good to pass up. But now as the field in front of me is a sea of white with deep drifts, one question arises, “Where is the best location to temporarily store the manure?” With society’s […]

by Christine Brown, Nutrient Management Lead, OMAF and MRA BMP’s suggest that seed placed fertilizer, residue management and cover crops will help prevent soil phosphorus from reaching water courses. Manure application requires extra attention to prevent phosphorus losses, especially during winter and snow melt conditions. Phosphorus (P) is essential to plant growth. Crop root growth […]

Re-evaluating the Cost of Compaction from Manure Application How much does compaction really cost? Consider increasing the profitability of a wheat crop by adding the value of compaction-induced yield loss in corn resulting from spring applied manure. Healthy soils have a unique infrastructure of pores that vary in size and support the movement of air, […]

by Christine Brown, Nutrient Management Lead – Field Crops, OMAFRA The opportunity to get bedded-pack cattle manure was too good to pass up. But now as the field in front of me is a sea of white with deep drifts, one question arises, “Where is the best location to temporarily store the manure?” With society’s […]

by Christine Brown, Nutrient Management Lead – Field Crops, OMAFRA Manure applied to wheat crops or to forage crops can be an excellent option, but not in winter on frozen soils. Manure application in winter should not ever be part of a manure management plan. Rather, it should be part of a contingency plan, because […]

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