Northwest and Allee Research and Demonstration Farms

Availability of Phosphorus in Beef Cattle Manure for Corn and Soybean

Authors: Antonio P. Mallarino (Iowa State University) , Mazhar Ul Haq (Iowa State University)

  • Availability of Phosphorus in Beef Cattle Manure for Corn and Soybean

    Northwest and Allee Research and Demonstration Farms

    Availability of Phosphorus in Beef Cattle Manure for Corn and Soybean

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Abstract

An efficient utilization of beef manure nutrients is important to improve the sustainability of animal and crop production systems and avoid unnecessary use of energy and non-renewable resources. Manure phosphorus (P) management differs from inorganic fertilizers for several reasons. Manure is variable in P concentration. It has both organic and inorganic P forms. Also, manure handling is more difficult than corn fertilizer. Organic P forms may not be entirely or immediately available for plant uptake but may become available over time. There is uncertainty about the crop-availability of beef manure P, which is reflected by a wide range (60 to 100%) of estimated availability in Iowa (see ISU Extension publication PMR 1003). Therefore, a study was conducted at the ISU Northwest Research Farm, Sutherland, Iowa in 2012 and 2013 to assess the cropavailability of manure P from selected Iowa beef production systems.

Keywords: RFR A1363, Agronomy

How to Cite:

Mallarino, A. P. & Haq, M. U., (2014) “Availability of Phosphorus in Beef Cattle Manure for Corn and Soybean”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2013(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2014
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