The composition of manure varies enormously from farm to farm. If you start from average levels, the nutrient supply can be misjudged. It is very likely that this will have a negative impact on the yields.
It is therefore essential to know exactly what you are fertilising. In addition to nitrogen (N), phosphate (P) and potassium (K), organic matter is also important for soil fertility, for example. The composition of manure can vary not only per farm but also per storage facility. Causes of these differences include:
- Differences in rations
- The amount of rinse water
- The mineral composition of feeds
- The composition of the livestock
The need for nutrients and organic matter differs per field. Sophisticated fertilisation based on the Manure Check from Eurofins Agro helps you to increase yields and is more efficient for the mineral cycle.