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Tipsheet: Manure in Organic Production Systems



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By Thea Rittenhouse
NCAT Agriculture Specialist

Published: July 2015

Updated: n/a

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Introduction

Manure can add important plant nutrients (nitrogen, potassium, and phosphorus, collectively known as NPK) to the soil and improve soil quality.

Table of Contents

Benefits of Manure
USDA Organic Regulations for Manures and Manure-Based Compost
Considerations
NOP Recordkeeping Requirements
NOP Manure Storage and Handling Requirements
Raw Manure vs. Composted Manure
Manure Application and Rates
Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Proposed Regulations for Manure Use
References

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