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Sampling Animal Waste for Nutrient Management: Nitrate Field Testing
Ted Tyson
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Publication Date: 04/10/1998

Land-applying animal waste in an intelligent manner requires knowing the nutrient content of the waste. Tables in various Extension and National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) publications list average nutrient concentrations for various types of animal manure. However, because the nutrient content of manure varies with livestock type and age, ration fed, type of bed-. ding, amount of water used, and method of manure storage, the values listed in these tables are sometimes misleading and inappropriate.