Manure Injection…Get paid to increase your N


Placing manure nutrients directly into the soil root zone will increase nutrient recovery leading to a reduction in commercial fertilizer costs, reduced crop damage and application costs.

 

Why inject dairy slurry?
  • Doubles the plant available Nitrogen from slurry compared to broadcast application
    • 114 lbs available N injected vs. 50.4 lbs available N broadcast
  • Increases availability of P, K, Ca, Mg, S, Zn by placing nutrients in the root zone
  • Meets no-till criteria by maintaining soil structure
  • Reduces oxidation of organic matter
  • Reduces application setbacks to water features
  • Increases neighbor acceptance by reducing odors
  • Returns effective carbon to soil enhancing soil health
  • Helps achieve better nutrient mass balance
  • Potentially eliminates the need for sidedress Nitrogen

 

"The Numbers" of Manure Injection
Broadcast Values - 6,000 Gallons


lbs/1K gal*

lbs/6K gal

Nitrogen

8.4

50.4

Phosphorus

11

66

Potassium

23.4

140

Calcium

16.8

100

Magnesium

6.25

37.5

Sulfur

3.7

22.2

Zinc

.17

1

*Based on a recent dairy manure analysis

Injection Values - 6,000 Gallons


lbs/1K gal

lbs/6K gal

Nitrogen

18.9

114

Phosphorus

11

66

Potassium

23.4

140

Calcium

16.8

100

Magnesium

6.25

37.5

Sulfur

3.7

22.2

Zinc

.17

1

 

Cost Share Funding or State Tax Credit Available
  • $45/acre cost share reimbursement
    • If cost share is not taken, a state tax credit of 25% of out-of-pocket expenses is available
  • Updating your Nutrient Management Plan to reflect manure injection application rates is required
    • Interested participants are encouraged to contact their NMP planner ASAP regarding updates
  • Application on crop and pasture acres is eligible
  • No-till planting methods are required on all fields receiving manure injection application
  • Participant must provide an invoice that indicates acreage injected and application rates
  • Requires sign up before injection occurs

 

For more information or to sign-up contact the Shenandoah Valley Soil & Water Conservation District at (540) 433-2853 extension 3

 

Manure Injection Grant

Manure injection is now available thanks to a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) grant and an agreement with Shenandoah Valley Custom LLC.

 

As part of the grant, Shenandoah Valley Custom’s charge for manure injection will be the same as their broadcast application charge. They have agreed to keep this rate the same for the 3 year grant period.

 

Manure Injection Equipment purchased through the NFWF grant.

 

Interested in Manure Injection… Get on the List

Contact Lewis Horst, owner of Shenandoah Valley Custom LLC at (540) 810-6364 to get on his list of interested clients and discuss details regarding application charges, etc.

 

For Agronomic Questions about Manure Injection…

Contact Richard Fitzgerald at (540) 294-4018 or vtagnuts@gmail.com

 

Check out this video of the 1st field being injected

https://svswcd.org/manure_injection_video

 

Interested producers can participate without being in the cost share or tax credit program! If you don’t want cost share, but want to try manure injection, call Lewis to get on his list!