Management Economics

Ammonia Losses from Broadcast Liquid Manure

Author
  • Jeffery C. Lorimor (Iowa State University)

Abstract

Based on past research, we can estimate how much nitrogen (N) will be lost following land application of liquid manure. Losses can range from nearly zero to 100%, depending on a number of variables. As more is lost, the acreage needed for manure application is reduced, or plants lack adequate N for optimum growth. By being able to estimate how much N will be lost, we can fine-tune manure applications to optimize plant growth, economic returns, and minimize environmental risk.

Keywords: ASL R1597

How to Cite:

Lorimor, J. C., (1999) “Ammonia Losses from Broadcast Liquid Manure”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 1(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 1999
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