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Anyone who raises livestock or keeps horses must deal with manure, and this concise guide shows you how to make it manageable, valuable, and even profitable. Expert Mark Kopecky thoroughly discusses the characteristics and nutrient content of the manure of various species. He then explains the fundamentals of storing, composting, and spreading manure and even how to handle and market certified-organic manure for fertilizer on organic farms.
Anyone who raises livestock or keeps horses must deal with manure. This Storey BASICS(r) guide shows you how to make this process manageable, useful, and even profitable. Organic dairy farmer and soil scientist Mark Kopecky explains the fundamentals of storing, composting, and spreading manure; the nutritional content of manure from various animals; and how to handle, transport, and market manure for additional income. You ll soon discover that your farm s waste may be its biggest asset.
Exactly What You Need To Know
Close the nutrient cycle in your small farm or garden by using manure to replenish the soil. Mark Kopecky, an organic dairy farmer and soil scientist, guides you through the safe and effective storage, composting, and spreading of manure-- an age-old solution to the modern problems of waste disposal and chemical fertilizers. Your "brown gold" is about to become your land's greatest asset.
About the Author
Mark Kopecky is an organic dairy farmer as well as a soil scientist who has worked for 22 years in the University of Wisconsin Extension system.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Brown Gold
Chapter One: Characteristics of Manure
Chapter Two: Storing and Handling Manure
Chapter Three: Spreading the Wealth
Chapter Four: Rules, Regulations, and Marketing