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Nutrient Benefits From Hog Manure Applied To Crop Fields

Farmers are turning to alternative sources for the nutrients needed to maximize their crop yields next year, as input prices continue to increase.  Slurry and affluent from lagoons containing hog manure are seen as a prime source of several key nutrients, according to University of Missouri nutrient management specialist, Doctor John Lory.

Lory says farmers need to regularly test their hog manure sources, as well as rotate where they are applied, to ensure nutrient levels are optimal.

Additional resources about applying a hog manure-based fertilizer, as well as lab tests to determine the nutrient level, are available through University of Missouri Extension.

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