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Competency Area 6: Nutrient Management and Planning

PO 55. Recognize production, environmental, and management factors that determine the capacity of manure storage.

Size, type, and number of animals affect the amount of manure generated (refer to PO 54).  Land base and weather determine accessibility in various times of the year.  If machinery cannot get onto fields to spread manure, extra storage capacity is necessary.  In addition, equipment and labor force might restrict the ability to apply manure in a short timeframe.