All Blog Posts about ‘Organic Fertilizer Systems’

Industry Calls for 2018 Farm Bill to Support Nutrient Management and Soil Health

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

The 2014 Farm Bill is due to expire in September of 2018. An expansive piece of legislation, the bill covers a wide variety of issues surrounding the agriculture industry, including everything from crop insurance and credit, to nutrition, research, and even renewable energy. As groups Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: How does Chicken Manure Granulation Work?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

FEECO’s chicken manure granulation method begins with pre-conditioning. Raw manure is typically too wet or clumpy to use as a uniform feedstock; it must first be pre-conditioned into a workable feedstock via composting or thermal treatment (or drying). In either scenario, it is likely that Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: Why is Pre-Conditioning Necessary Prior to Manure Granulation?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

There are numerous characteristics that make raw manure an unideal feedstock for granulation. Pre-conditioning manure must take place before the manure can be effectively used as a feedstock for optimal granulation to occur. Pre-conditioning focuses on: Particle size distribution: Large particles need to be removed Continue reading →

 

Hurricane Matthew Brings Manure Lagoon Issues to Light – Again

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Not unlike the hurricanes before it, Hurricane Matthew has again brought the issues surrounding manure lagoons to light in the wake of the country’s most recent natural disaster. Lagoons are large, open-air storage pits for manure, now the norm at most intensive animal farming operations Continue reading →

 

Granulation: A Solution to Chicken Manure Management Woes

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

In order to feed a growing population, farms across the U.S. and around the globe continue to move toward large-scale, concentrated operations over small farms, with chicken farms being no exception. But with concentrated farming operations and increased production comes a challenge: what to do Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the Benefits of Granulating Biosolids?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

The reuse of municipal biosolids as a fertilizer product or soil amendment offers multiple benefits, from both an economic and environmental perspective. Recycling biosolids creates revenue where waste management costs once incurred. Furthermore, biosolids are rich in macro and micronutrients, a valuable commodity to soils Continue reading →

 

FEECO to Exhibit at the North American Manure Expo

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

FEECO was founded as the Fertilizer Engineering and Equipment Company, and we’ve stayed true to our roots, serving the fertilizer and agriculture industry for over 65 years. Throughout that time, we’ve custom designed and built complete granulation systems, in addition to single pieces of equipment, Continue reading →

 

Opportunities in Recycling Phosphorus

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Phosphates play a key role in maintaining food security and overall life on Earth; the phosphorus available in phosphates is a necessary nutrient for many biological processes that occur in humans, plants, and animals. Without it, crops would not produce, animals could not survive, and Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What is Manure Nutrient Recovery by Granulation?

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Manure presents a challenge for large-scale farms. Growing herd sizes, in combination with high land costs, have increased the amount of manure farmers manage, while reducing land available for manure disposal. Furthermore, research indicates that manure application can result in nutrient runoff, which in turn, Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Raw and Granulated Cattle Manure

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

This week’s photo shows a cattle manure sample in its raw state (left) and granulated form (right). FEECO’s Process Experts transformed the manure into fortified, dry fertilizer granules. There are several on-farm practices that affect the makeup of manure: animal species, feed, manure handling practices, Continue reading →