There are many benefits to liquid manure applications made after forage harvest. Ideally you want an applicator that uniformly applies the liquid manure. The video below shows a liquid tank applicator with a unique toolbar having a series of coulters that go into the ground at a depth of about 1 inch or 2.5 cm. Rubber slurry outlets then place the liquid manure into the furrow made by the coulter. This unit provides extremely uniform manure applications, reduces ponding and provides a better distribution of nutrients to the growing crop, which in this case is alfalfa and timothy.
- Equipment Profile: Liquid Manure Injection in Forages
Written by Christine Brown
Areas of Focus • Manure management for field crops • Tools for Nutrient Management Planning (i.e. NMAN2) • Best management practices for, and principals of nutrient/manure management • Editor of Publication 811, Agronomy Guide for Field Crops