The author is a livestock waste management specialist with the University of California, Davis Department of Animal Science.

Managing nutrients is more than having a Nutrient Management Plan in a binder on the shelf. Daily management of manure and proper land application at the right time and rate for each crop takes a team
Meyer photo head shot 2015

No dairy producer wants to dispose of saleable milk, but there have been times in the past year, due to COVID-19 ramifications and other reasons, where some farms were asked to reduce production

For farmers, local geography and climate determine the limiting nutrient for manure application