All Blog Posts about ‘Organic Fertilizer Systems’

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 →

 

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

This article was authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Benefits of Granulating Biosolids

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 in the News

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

Phosphorus Recycling

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 Nutrient Recovery by Granulation

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

Raw vs. Granulated Cattle Manure

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 →

 

Manure: The Solution to A World of Depleted Soils

This article was co-authored by:

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Carrie Carlson
Technical Writer

Manure: The Solution to a World of Depleted Soils

In the past, the mentality surrounding fertilizers seemed to be the more, the better. But after decades of over application and continued research into nutrient management, long-term use of synthetic fertilizers in excess has shown to be detrimental to overall soil health. A growing problem Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Raw Manure Lab Test

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

A raw manure sample from FEECO's lab.

This week’s photo comes directly from FEECO’s state-of-the-art lab. A technician is examining a manure sample while a conveyor transports it throughout the testing process. The equipment in FEECO’s lab can be configured to convert raw organic samples, be it cattle manure, poultry litter, hog Continue reading →

 

Question of the Week: What are the benefits of organics granulation?

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Organics Granulation

Organics granulation is a sustainable way to aid in nutrient management and the prevention of run-off. It is particularly beneficial to the agriculture industry, because it transforms a waste that would otherwise incur waste management costs and potentially result in harmful run-off due to over Continue reading →

 

Photo of the Week: Organics Granulation Lab

This article was co-authored by:

Jenny Seim
Technical Writer

Nick Reckinger
Organic Fertilizer Expert

Organic Waste Testing

This week’s photo comes from FEECO’s lab testing center, where an organic material is being fed to a paddle mixer. Organic materials often fall into one of two categories: low moisture (<30% water) or high moisture (>60% water). As a general rule of thumb, low Continue reading →