“I can tell you that manure record-keeping is good for you, but then so are liver and onions. I can say that you have to or you should, but that still doesn’t make it any fun,” says Natalie Rector, Michigan State University extension statewide nutrient management educator.
Keeping records of manure applications is a fact of life, she adds. They have rescued farmers from some serious situations. They have helped right-to-farm complaints become non-issues. They are like insurance; you pay the premium and hope you never need the coverage. “And, yes, they have also helped farmers with management decisions and problem-solving,” says Rector.
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