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Low Disturbance Manure Application

Low disturbance manure application is also known as P-Band. P-Band is the sub-surface (below surface of soil) placement of manure. Below are a few facts:

■ Manure should be injected into soil to

prevent nutrient loss and protect water.

■ Challenge is to do this without destroying

crop residue and creating erosion.

■ Some manure application equipment does

a better job of protecting crop residue.

The recommended method of applying hog manure is to inject it into the soil, reducing odor and surface run-off while minimizing the loss of valuable nutrients to the atmosphere. Research has shown that as much as 30% of the nitrogen can be lost through volatilization.

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