Manure is valuable, but how valuable? It's a question that many farmers and ranchers have considered – probably more than once or twice. But a new smartphone app is ready to take the guesswork out of the answer.

Often, farmers and ranchers need to estimate the value of manure as a nutrient source to determine how much or what kind of manure can be substituted for inorganic fertilizers.

The Manure Valuator app, designed by the University of Arkansas (UA) Division of Agriculture, does just that: it calculates the dollar and nutritive value of manure applied to a specific field. Then, it shares the results via email.

The app was developed by Dharmendra Saraswat, UA associate professor and extension engineer, and Karl VanDevender, a professor and Extension engineer, both in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.

To learn more about this app, click here.

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