Manure application season is upon us.

"As we head into another crop year, now is the time to evaluate how you are going to keep records," says Sally Flis, a nutrient management planner in New York and Vermont for Bourdeau Bros. of Middlebury.

Feed and fertilizer prices continue to stay high, so it is important to know not only what is being applied to your fields, but also what is going on in your fields. These factors are powerful tools to help you make feed and fertilizer purchase decisions, Flis says.

Flis discusses what to sample, what to record and what to do with the data in an article in the
April 2013 Miner Institute Farm Report.

Read more in Alumni Corner: Recording 2013 in the April 2013 William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute Farm Report.