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Best way to integrate manure in a no-till system

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  Icon_missing_medium LBarrera 2 Posts

A dairy farmer in New York is asking the following question:

 

What is the best way to integrate animal waste into a no-till system?

 

For the past 20 years we have been injecting manure into the soil, first with a shank injector, then with the use of an Aerway system. 

 

 In 2015, we did not inject our manure, instead we broadcast manure on a living cover crop. This worked well for us, however our state regulators are encouraging us to go back to mechanical injection.

 

Any input would be appreciated as we plan for the 2016 growing season.

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