Karla Melgar, Graduate Research Assistant, UNL

Karla Melgar, Graduate Research Assistant, UNL

Transforming manure from 'Waste' to 'Worth' in rural Nebraska

Cattle slurry application
The misconception about manure being just a waste and harmful biproduct of the cattle and livestock industry is still a big concern. A group of researchers and extension educators have joined efforts with farmers across Nebraska to find the value of manure as a source of nutrients in crop fields in the Sandhills and reduce the environmental impacts caused by this industry. At the same time, they are trying to incorporate residues from red cedar trees that are currently threatening the Nebraskan wildlife and ecosystems due to its rapid expansion.

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