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Best Application Tips for Winter Application

As we deal with frozen soils, switching to surface manure application, and the challenges of dealing with manure application during colder temperatures we need to be mindful of our application practices. While these application conditions don’t necessarily increase nutrient loss, they do increase the risk of potential loss.

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To Aerate or Not to Aerate? That is the winter question.

It’s been getting colder and winter is upon us.  If you have an aerator in your pond you maybe wondering what to do with it.  Cold water holds more oxygen, animal and plant use of this oxygen is lower than in the winter than the summer, and oxygen-using decomposition is very slow.  So, if the pond is open most of the winter or only has occasional ice cover, the pond should not have an oxygen problem.  In this case, aeration is not benefitting the pond.

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