2015 A

Grower: Sean Jones
Retailer: Michael Twining (Willard Agri-Service)
State: Maryland

What Sean Says About the 4Rs:

“A combination scrape/flush flume system removes manure from barns into a sand separation system. A slope screen separator removes large solids for application in accordance with our nutrient plan and the right place practice of the 4Rs. Low solid material is applied via pivot irrigation at the right time. Using irrigation, we capitalize on nutrients and the 4Rs.”

What Mike Says About the 4Rs:

“We pulled more than 30 manure analyses to ensure our decisions were as accurate as they could be. These helped us be certain we were applying nutrients at the right rate. All pivot systems can fertigate based on plant tissue analysis and our nitrogen modeling tool, guided by the 4R principles.”