Manure is much more than a waste material; it is a valuable source of nutrients that can be used to feed growing agricultural crops. Manure needs to be accurately sampled and tested in a laboratory in order to be applied at rates that match the soil and crop needs. The amount of manure recommended for each field depends on soil test values and the crops to be grown.
Care needs to be taken to apply manure at the proper rate and at the proper time to ensure that the nutrients are utilized without becoming a risk to the environment.
The following pages provide all the information you will need to successfully take, ship, and utilize a manure sample.