Manure Collection & Application
Manure collection, moving manure from the barn to storage, and from storage to land application, is a critical part of the manure management system. Factors such as site topography, building layout, climate, and management style impact type of conveyance. Capital and operating costs, as well as the maintenance requirements, need to be considered.
- Manure collection and transfer systems in livestock operations with digesters - (2012)
- Pump performance tests as a method of determining influent mass flows to dairy farm anaerobic digesters - (2008)
- Effective means of handling sand-laden dairy manure - (2002)
- Handling sand-laden dairy manure from barn to storage - (2002)
The primary use for manure is as a plant fertilizer in crop fields. Its application allows utilization of nutrients to create healthier soil. When land-applied from the right source, at the right time and rate, using the right methods, and in the right place, manure can provide agronomic benefits while minimizing risks to water resources. When managed properly, manure is a valuable resource.
- Manure application cost study New York State spring 2012 - (2014)
- Manure injection equipment list (2009)
- Draghose application systems for manure - (2003)
- Manure application with a draghose - (2003)
- Reuse of dairy lagoon wastewater through SDI in forage crops - (2001)