More manure on the Web

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – With nitrogen-based fertilizers costing more and in shorter supply, farmers may want to consider applying manure instead. A new Purdue University Internet site can help them make the switch.

The Indiana Manure Locator Network brings together manure buyers and sellers. The Web page also lists manure applicators and testing laboratories. The Web site address is www.ansc.purdue.edu/ManureLocator/.

Purdue launched the Web site April 1.

Purdue’s manure locator page contains a link for livestock and poultry farmers with manure to sell or give away. Livestock and poultry farmers can post contact information, what type of manure they have available, moisture and nitrogen content, hauling and spreading services, and fees.

Another link lists custom manure applicators.

To date, 24 applicators from 13 Indiana counties and an eastern Illinois town are listed.

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