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Using Feedlot Manure as a Crop Nutrient Source

As most of South Dakota seems to be drying out from the previous record setting year of precipitation, feedlot cleanout now seems like a possibility. Feedlot manure is an excellent source of crop nutrients. What was seen as a nuisance in the distant past has become a valuable nutrient and soil health building commodity. Manure is no longer viewed as a waste product. However, understanding the dynamics of prudent manure application is important for capturing the total value of the nutrients it contains as well as protecting the environment which includes water quality.