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
Crazy top disease was observed in a few fields in the Southeast counties in the state. This disease develops in corn that is flooded or under full water saturation when corn has not reached the four-to-five leaf stage.
SDSU Extension publishes the South Dakota Pest & Crop Newsletter to provide growers, producers, crop consultants, and others involved in crop production with timely news pertinent to management of pests, diseases, and weeds in South Dakota.