In the Manure and Cover Crops roundtable, our goal was to discover whether manure and cover crops have complementary benefits related to soil quality. We debated if certain fields will produce more complementary benefits than others and whether timing of application and sampling affects these benefits. Finally, we’ll discussed whether we can derive an economic value for manure beyond its nutrient value. Field experiences and observations related to the value of manure as well as what farmers still need related to soil building with manure were discussed. This dialogue was the final of a four part series discussing the current state of our knowledge relative to manure’s impact on soil health.
What software do you need to view the slides and the videos?
The embedded videos can be viewed full screen by clicking on the icon in the lower right corner.
Tim Harrigan, Michigan State University
Barry Fisher, NRCS Regional Soil Health Coordinator
Heidi Johnson, University of Wisconsin
Sarah Carlson, Practical Farmers of Iowa
Other Manure and Soil Health (MaSH) Information
- Manure & Soil Health: Roundtables to Advance our Understanding of the State of the Science
- Manure & Soil Health Blog
Continuing Education Units
Certified Crop Advisers (CCA, CPAg, or CPSS)
View the archive and take the quiz (not available yet). Visit the CCA continuing education page for additional CEU opportunities.