National No-Till Conference Attendees Share Manure Insight
Posted on March 19, 2012
Topics: Industry Insight
Listening to innovative growers from across the country provides an understanding of the agricultural industry and fertilizer market from the grower’s perspective. During the 2012 National No-Till Conference (NNTC), attendees provided feedback on awareness, perceptions and attitudes regarding manure fertilizers and fertilizer efficiency products.
Of the 216 growers surveyed, 43% said they use manure as a source of fertilizer. When asked what type of manure they applied, 36% of growers said poultry, followed by dairy and beef both with 35% and swine at 26%. Additionally, a large majority, 65%, of growers said they self-apply manure on their farms instead of hiring custom applicators.
The NNTC survey results show manure is an important fertilizer input and a variety of types are being used. With the amount of growers utilizing manure as a major source of nutrients in their fertility programs, proper manure management also should be top-of-mind. That’s where SFP’s new product, More Than Manure® Nutrient Manager, referred to as MTM™, will benefit growers across the country. MTM is the first and only product to protect both phosphorus (P) from lock-up and nitrogen (N) from leaching, denitrification and volatilization in applied manure. MTM maximizes P and N in all manures and litters – both dry and liquid. Increasing availability of these valuable nutrients can lead to yield increases and better overall crop performance.
See NNTC Survey Results below.
Do you use manure as a source of fertilizer? If you apply manure, what type?
Do you apply a fertilizer efficiency/additive? Who applies the manure?
To learn more about MTM, visit morethanmanure.com.
To read the More Than Manure press release, click here.
To hear what people are saying about MTM across the country, click here.
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