Manure application strategies for efficiency and environmental benefit
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Dairy producers have a valuable resource in the form of manure to provide home-grown nutrients for sustainable crop production and organic matter back to their soil. However, managing that manure responsibly comes at the cost of cash, labor, and environmental challenges. Manure equipment manufacturers, custom applicators, and dairy farmers have embraced innovation and technology to get the job done well, but will need to continue to evolve to meet the challenges of dairy farming in the Northeast in 2023 and beyond.