The Manure Calculator allows farmers, ranchers, and producers to measure the amount of manure spread, calculate its nutrient content, and also estimate the amount of money saved by using manure over traditional chemical nutrients.
This calculator is designed to do three things:
1) calibrate manure spreading equipment (calculate the amount of manure applied)
2) determine the amount of nutrients applied in the manure
3) estimate the economic value of that manure
This calculator is useful for farms of all sizes that utilize manure or compost as a nutrient source on their crop fields. The app also provides a mechanism for saving and emailing a record of each calibration and nutrient calculation for the purposes of farm record keeping. The nutrient calculations can be done using results from a lab analysis of a sample of manure from the farm or can be estimated using average values for different types of manure.