Plymouth County SWCD

1100 12th St. SW STE A

Le Mars, IA 51031

Phone: (712) 546-8858 ext. 3

Fax: (855) 233 1296

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8 A.M.-4:30P.M.

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.