MaNuRe is a multi-university, multi-disciplinary project to develop, assess, and support the best in manure treatment technology.
The productivity and prosperity of agriculture are interconnected to water resource availability and the regional differences in soil chemistry, climate variability, growing seasons, and the mixture of livestock and crop production. This leads to no singular solution that will address each region’s needs for water, nutrients, and food production. Thus a robust strategy for water management and nutrient recycling is needed, that enables not only a systems-based approach, but also a flexible decision-making approach that will guide technology selection and resource management, with an accounting of local needs and constraints. One of the main goals of the MaNuRe project was to create a decision-support tool that facilitates a selection of liquid manure treatment technologies based upon local agriculture needs and nutrient balance requirements.