Quick guide for successful manure sampling and analysis

During Manure Standards project, we’ve done research and developed best practices for successful manure sampling and analysis. The results of our work is now summarised in the six slides below. See why and how manure sampling and analysis of the samples should be done. Click bottom right corner to view in full screen!   The six-pager can be also dowloaded here. Full sampling instructions for all manure types can be …

Report on national nutrient balances in the Baltic Sea region published

Manure Standards report on national nutrient balances in the Baltic Sea region analyses nutrient balances for the region’s countries based on different calculation methods, compares them, and gives recommendations which method should be used in all Baltic Sea region countries. The calculation of nutrient balances has been used as an environmental indicator for agriculture for many years. Particularly, nitrogen balances/surpluses have been established as one of the few generally accepted …

How manure fertilization and fertilizer use are regulated in Baltic Sea region?

A new Manure Standards report compiles legislation and voluntary actions regulating manure fertilization and fertilizer use in the Baltic Sea Region. Such information is very diverse and has not been collected earlier. The report is targeted to anyone working with manure utilization and its development and/or regulation. The new report compiles legislation and voluntary actions regulating manure fertilization and fertilizer use in the following countries: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, …

Better nutrient management by manure sampling: step-by-step instructions published!

On-farm sampling and analysis of manure provides farm-specific information that can improve the utilisation of manure resources. Manure Standards project has developed in a wide research-practice cooperation step-by-step manure sampling instructions to make manure sampling on farms easy, effective and more harmonised.  Reliable information on the nutrient content of manure is necessary in order to develop a comprehensive nutrient management plan that maximises the effectiveness of crop use and growth …

A new handbook tells how to make the most of manure

  Manure is a valuable resource that should be managed efficiently to make use of its valuable nutrients and to minimise losses. Manure Standards project compiled a new handbook for farmers and advisor organisations on good manure management practices based on project results and previous experiences in the consortium. The handbook serves as an easy-to-read material also for other stakeholders from policy to agricultural education. Manure is the most abundant …

New Manure Standards report reviews calculation methods for the quantity and composition of livestock manure

  Work Package 3 of Manure Standards project will provide joint guidelines for calculating manure quality and quantity in Baltic Sea region. A newly published report gives a detailed overview of systems currently in use in the Baltic Sea region for calculating manure amount and composition based on feed data (feed consumption and chemical composition). The report brings out the main similarities and differences between the countries. The main result …

“What’s in it for the farmer?”

“What’s in it for the farmer?” was the very relevant question asked by an audience member in the Manure Standards seminar presenting project results on 24th April 2019 in Tartu, Estonia. The audience consisting mostly of Estonian and Latvian farmers and farm advisors as well as other stakeholders from the Baltic Sea region was especially interested in the differences of the analyses results in determining manure nutrient content. Susanna Kaasinen …

Made with Interreg

Manure Standards participated in the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme Conference in Luebeck on 9-10 April. In the company of the other 110 projects funded by the Programme, we certainly felt like being part of a real change brought about by the overall funding of around 245 million euros. 11 countries, 111 projects, 245 million euros of committed funding thus far, and over 1400 partners. This is how the Interreg …

Join our seminar about smart and sustainable use of manure on 24 April in Tartu!

  Manure Standards organises a seminar “Smart and sustainable use of manure – GreenAgri and Manure Standards project outcomes” on 24 April 2019 in Tartu, Estonia. The seminar is organised together with GreenAgri project and it is a part of the conference “AgroForum Mare Balticum – Agroecology as a driver for sustainable food  systems”. The AgroForum will take place on 23-25 April 2019 followed by the annual international Agricultural Fair ‘Maamess’ which …

Manure Standards results on their way

Manure Standards project consortium gathered in snowy Helsinki for an intensive project meeting on 6-8 February 2019. The finish line is already in project partners’ sight as the project is coming to its end during the autumn 2019. For the 2-year-project, many of the activities – such as the concrete instructions for manure sampling and analyses – have been completed. Now it is the time to tie the threads together: …