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Post-emergent swine manure injection on cereal crops

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Description

With increased hog production in Western Canada, manure is becoming a valuable fertilizer source to farms that are near hog operations. Most swine manure is applied to annual cropland in the fall or spring of each year. This study looked at the possible benefits of extending the application season to include manure injection at the post-emergent crop stage. It was found that post-emergent, low-disturbance injection of swine manure on wheat was an effective and economic means of boosting grain protein. However, late manure application, after the wheat was past the 3-leaf state, resulted in potential yield loss due to coulter injection and wheel track damage.

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agricultural machinery farm machinery manure management

Title and publication information

Type
Report
Series Title

Research Update

Alternative Title

Research Update 765

Extent

4 pages

Frequency

Once

Publisher / Creator Information

Publisher

Agriculture, Food, and Rural Development (1992-2006)

Subject Information

Topic
Agriculture

Resource Dates

Date Created

2004-03-01

Date Added

2017-04-19T14:43:34.005050

Date Modified

2004-03-01

Date Issued

2004-03-01

Date Archived

2015-01-01

Audience information

Identifiers

ISSN (print)

1188-4770

Usage / Licence

Contact

Contact Name

Farm Stewardship Centre

Contact Other

Phone 403-329-1212