An exceedingly wet fall in Ohio has stymied the efforts of livestock farmers to use their manure to fertilize their fields. With storage room now running low, they may face a last resort: applying manure to frozen ground.
A recent article by Ohio State University Extension outlined seven key considerations to bear in mind when fertilizing frozen ground. Because run-off and water contamination is more likely in Winter than other seasons, particular care should be taken with this application.
Nitrogen run-off from agricultural sources, especially fertilizer, is known to contribute to water quality issues in many areas.
Read more at Corn & Soybean Digest.
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