Manure Additives Comparison in Corn Production

Published Dec 7, 2014

Applying manure or fertilizer with a nitrogen stabilizer has been identified as a practice farmers can use to reduce the potential for nonpoint source pollution of surface waters. Farmer-cooperator Tim Sieren assessed the effect on corn yields of liquid swine manure and anhydrous ammonia applied with commercially available nitrogen stabilizers.

Key Findings

Corn yields were the same with and without a nitrogen stabilizer.

The amount spent on N per bushel of corn produced was significantly greater when a nitrogen stabilizer was used.