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.
Using Feedlot Manure as a Crop Nutrient Source
Learn how living roots improve soil structure and can be used as a tool to fix marginal lands with salty soil conditions.
SDSU Extension will host the West River Field School Wednesday, June 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MDT at the SDSU West River Research Farm near Sturgis, South Dakota.
The windstorm that hit South Dakota on May 12, 2022 left an extensive damage in its wake, including damage to grain bin structures. Taking prompt action can help minimize value loss in stored grain.