How To Calculate Manure And Fertilizer Equivalents With New App

  A free Manure Valuator smartphone app helps calculate manure's value to value of inorganic inputs.

Manure [2] is valuable, but how valuable? It's a question that many farmers and ranchers have considered – probably more than once or twice. But a new smartphone app is ready to take the guesswork out of the answer.

Often, farmers and ranchers need to estimate the value of manure [3] as a nutrient source to determine how much or what kind of manure can be substituted for inorganic fertilizers [4].

The Manure [5] Valuator app, designed by the University of Arkansas (UA) Division of Agriculture, does just that: it calculates the dollar and nutritive value of manure [6] applied to a specific field. Then, it shares the results via email.

The app was developed by Dharmendra Saraswat, UA associate professor and extension engineer, and Karl VanDevender, a professor and Extension engineer, both in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.

To learn more about this app, click here. [7]

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