Someday soon, it may be possible to inject solid manure just like you do liquid manure.

Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan have developed technology that enables them to accurately benchmark solid-manure application rates. Now, they’re perfecting the tools that can place manure under the soil surface just like liquid manure injection. The result is a manure-processing system that processes widely variable solid manure into a more consistent texture. This facilitates better flow from the processing machine to the injectors — which are in the preliminary design and evaluation stages.

The researchers are to field-testing the equipment prototypes this summer.