Summary and Implications
Nutrients present in manure are increasingly receiving attention for environmental, production, and financial reasons. Dairy producers continue to strive for better ways and educational opportunities to improve profits by evaluating fertilizer and value of manure to their operation and to protect the environment. These farming decisions which help producers stay economically viable also support and stimulate their local economy, which promotes a more vital rural community. Utilizing 22 dairy nutrient management surveys, 14 on-farm workshops, 10 small group on-farm assessment workshops, one video, and individual producer visits, producers were able to make informed decisions using tools and knowledge gained to control risks associated with manure nutrients during handling, storage, and application.
Iowa State University
Bentley, Jenn; Breuer, Ryan; Timms, Leo L.; Tranel, Larry F.; Lenth, Ronald A.; Lang, Brian J.; Rieck-Hinz, Angie; Brenneman, Greg; Kohl, Kris; and Doran, Beth E.
"Implementing Risk Management Decisions that Optimize Nutrient Value of Dairy Manure while Minimizing Related Risk,"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 662, ASL R3073.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol662/iss1/34