During the last decade, the number and size of confined animal feeding operations has continued to increase. In the Midwest, corn is the primary recipient of liquid manure from these facilities. However, while the density of production animals has continued to increase, the corn acreage available for manure application has not.…
- Alfalfa requires high phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) soil fertility and has a high demand for these nutrients.
- Alfalfa can benefit from the micronutrients in manure, particularly boron.
- Alfalfa removes large amounts of nitrogen (N) and K from the field when harvested as hay.