Province issues variance on nutrient application

A truck spreads manure onto a field in this file photo.

Based on soil conditions and weather forecasts, Manitoba Conservation and Climate has issued a variance on winter application of nutrients. Producers could begin applying nutrients as of 12:01 a.m. March 23, 2021.

Manitoba Conservation and Climate reminds producers to assess current weather conditions and periodically check weather forecasts when applying nutrients prior to April 11. Nutrients should not be applied in instances where the weather outlook is unfavourable such as if snow or rainfall is expected that would result in runoff.

Producers should keep biosecurity at top of mind during manure application. Producers must ask where manure applicators have been prior to coming to your site, and what biosecurity protocols have been taken. Also ensure all farm staff are aware of when manure application is set to occur.

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