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Lagoons, Slurries Providing Cheaper Alternative To Rising Fertilizer Costs

Rising prices for fertilizer and nutrients needed for next season’s row crops have farmers looking to alternative sources.  For diversified operations, a cheaper option is as close as their hog barn.  During our conversation on Ag Insight with this year’s winner of the Missouri Leopold Conservation Award, Sharon Oetting of Concordia noted that her husband Steve was in the process of applying nutrients from the lagoon near their custom hog finishing building onto a nearby field.

Oetting says that’s substantially reduced their costs for next season’s crop.

Advice for farmers about what they need to consider when deciding to apply nutrients from hog lagoons or slurries on their fields can be found on the University of Missouri Extension website.



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