The Principal with Agra-Gold Consulting says new technology on the horizon that will provide on the go testing of the nutrients contained in manure will allow applicators to be much more prescriptive in their manure fertilizer applications.
The general manager of Redhand Limited says the use of a new technology, manure agitation boats, provides improved consistency when applying the nutrients contained in swine manure fertilizer held in earthen manure storages to crop land.
Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship advises the winter nutrient application ban has been implemented effective immediately given recent snowfall accumulations throughout Manitoba.
The manager of industry and policy analysis with Sask Pork is encouraging grain growers to consider the use of swine manure to cut their fertilizer costs.
Livestock manure applicators in Manitoba are getting an early start to this year’s application season.
A nutrient management specialist with Manitoba Agriculture Food and Rural Development says approaches to the management of nutrients in cropping systems have changed dramatically as farmers seek to get more bang for their fertilizer buck.
The executive director of the Manitoba Livestock Manure Management Initiative says the rising price of commercial fertilizer has highlighted the economic value that can be extracted from the use of livestock manure fertilizer.
The Province of Manitoba, the Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI) and Keystone Agriculture Producers (KAP) have signed a 4R Nutrient Stewardship memorandum of understanding (MOU) that formalizes a joint commitment to support agriculture production and environmental protection through improved fertilizer use.
A Nutrient Management specialist with Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives reports in-crop applications of liquid swine manure fertilizer can result in up to a ten per cent yield increase over the standard fall application.