Ammonia Losses from Broadcast Liquid Manure
Based on past research, we can estimate how much nitrogen (N) will be lost following land application of liquid manure. Losses can range from nearly zero to 100%, depending on a number of variables. As more is lost, the acreage needed for manure application is reduced, or plants lack adequate N for optimum growth. By being able to estimate how much N will be lost, we can fine-tune manure applications to optimize plant growth, economic returns, and minimize environmental risk.