To use manure as a quality, dependable fertilizer, you must accurately figure your spreading rate and calculate your manure nutrient credits. The entire process to determine rates and nutrient credits take less than an hour! All you need to get started is this sheet, a calculator and portable axle scales.
Contact your land conservation department, county extension agent or the Nutrient and Pest Management Program for assistance with scales. Determine load weight, spreading rate and nutrient credits using this worksheet: “Know How Much You Haul.”