All Blog Posts about ‘Organic Fertilizer Systems’

Manure Better than Inorganic Fertilizer, According to New Study

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

manure-fertilizer-study

A landmark study conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison has shown manure to provide better results in terms of crop yield and soil quality compared to the use of inorganic fertilizers. The study, Response of Soil Organic Carbon, pH, Electrical Conductivity, and Water Stable Aggregates Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Slideshare on the Benefits of Manure Granulation

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Manure Granulation Benefits Slideshare Presentation

This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on the benefits of manure granulation. The granulation of manure is being explored more and more as a way to alleviate nutrient runoff issues while improving on-farm economics for growers. The Benefits of Granulating Manure explores the Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Manure Granulation Plant

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Manure Granulation Plant Project Profile

This week’s highlighted resource is a project profile for an on-farm manure granulation plant. On-farm granulation is becoming increasingly more common as the livestock industry transitions to large, concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) which produce massive amounts of manure. This manure must be dealt with Continue reading →

 

Resource of the Week: Manure Management Slideshare Presentation

This article was authored by:

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Resource of the Week: Manure Management

This week’s highlighted resource is a Slideshare presentation on manure management. Commercial-scale farms are now the agricultural norm, but this has presented a problem in managing massive amounts of manure in a way that is both environmentally friendly and economic. The Future of Farming: An Continue reading →

 

Sustainability in Industry: Nutrient Recovery from Wastewater

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Nutrient Recovery from Wastewater

The looming threat of environmental contamination, climate change, and a growing need for raw materials has given way to a new age in how the world views and manages waste. As the population puts a strain on existing resources, never before has it been more Continue reading →

 

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

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

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

Chicken Manure Granulation

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

Manure Preconditioning

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

Manure Lagoon

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

Chicken Manure Granulation

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 →