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    Farm Safety Check: Manure Application

    Chryseis Modderman (November, 2018)

    Manure is a valuable fertilizer source for crop production as it provides major macronutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium) and micronutrients (zinc, iron, manganese, etc.). In addition, manure increases soil organic matter which leads to better soil structure and water holding capacity while giving a boost to beneficial soil microbes and earthworms. When applying manure, it is important to remember to work safely and avoid cutting corners. Besides general machinery safety, there are many additional hazards that manure may pose. As you work to apply manure before the ground freezes, keep this safety checklist in mind for agitation, pumping, transportation, and application.

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    UMASH Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center
    University of Minnesota
    November, 2018
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