Livestock Waste Management
Manure, when managed correctly, is an environmental and agronomic asset. Soils receiving agronomic rates of manure require less commercial fertilizer, are higher in organic matter, and may experience less runoff, erosion, and nitrogen leaching. However, manure, when managed incorrectly, represent the single largest threat to water quality from livestock production.
Listed below are several valuable links to publications will provide any curious producer a wealth of knowledge. For more information regarding Nutrient Management contact your local Extension Office.
The Lower Elkhorn NRD cost shares on sampling manure nitrogen analysis and soil sampling. For more information contact the district at (402) 371-7313 or (800) 937-3077.
Livestock Waste Management Information Courtesy of:
Helpful Livestock Waste Management Links
- Determining Crop Available Nutrients from Manure
- Managing Livestock Manure to Protect Environmental Quality
- Sampling Manures for Nutrient Analysis
- Manure Testing: What to Request?
- Manure Applicator Calibration
- Calculating the Value of Manure for Crop Production
- Composting Manure and other Organic Residues