Manure Spreader Calibration For Nutrient Management Planning

(NM1418, Revised April 2021)

Livestock manures contain many beneficial and valuable plant nutrients. However, if the manure application equipment is not properly calibrated, these valuable nutrients may be wasted by overapplication or crop yield goals may not be met due to underapplication. This publication explains 2 simple manure spreader calibration techniques.

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Revised by Mary A. Keena, Livestock Environmental Management Specialist
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