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Dairy manure field applications-How much is too much?

Moore, Amber and Ippolito, J.A. (2009) Dairy manure field applications-How much is too much? University of Idaho College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Extension Bulletin.

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Applying dairy manure to agricultural fields has
been shown to increase crop yields, improve the
water-holding capacity of the soil, and enhance
soil fertility. However, when manures are applied
to fields at high rates over a period of several
years, nutrients can accumulate, causing
eutrophication in drainage waterways; degradation
of drinking water; nutrient toxicities in plants;
nutrient deficiencies in plants; disruptions in
soil microbial populations; and nutritional
imbalances for grazing animals. Growersand dairy
producers also run the risk of violating state and
federal regulations designed toavoid these issues.

Item Type: Article
NWISRL Publication Number: 1298
Subjects: Manure
Manure > Application guidelines
Depositing User: Users 6 not found.
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2009 20:44
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2016 16:41
Item ID: 1321