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Manure Application Rates for Forage Production

Explains step-by-step how to estimate the amount of manure to apply for forage production, using application rates based on soil tests and growing conditions in western Oregon. Provides examples of estimating manure amounts for perennial crops and annual crops. Describes how to check application rates for silage corn using the pre-sidedress soil nitrate test (PSNT), interpret P and K soil tests, and use an end-of-season soil test for nitrate nitrogen to adjust next season's manure application rates. Includes tables, figures, and additional sources of information.

EM 8585    Revised July 2007    4 pages
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July 2017

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