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During the last decade, the number and size of confined animal feeding operations has continued to increase. In the Midwest, corn is the primary recipient of liquid manure from these facilities. However, while the density of production animals has continued to increase, the corn acreage available for manure application has not. To avoid over-application of manure to corn land, producers are pursuing other crops such as soybeans and alfalfa as alternative crops to receive manure.
Animal manure management, Manure nutrients, Manure application to legumes
Agricultural Science | Agriculture | Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering
Helmers, Matthew J.; Koelsch, Rick; Ketterings, Quirine; and Lory, John, "Manure Application to Soybeans" (2013). Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Extension and Outreach Publications. 4.