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Anaerobic digestion can boost crop fertility

An extension manure management specialist suggests anaerobic digestion can boost crop fertility.

Melissa Wilson with the University of Minnesota says digestate tends to make nitrogen in manure more plant available.

“So it can make it a more useful fertilizer source. And when fertilizer prices are really high like they are right now, it can really help with that aspect.”

She likens a digester to a stomach as it breaks down food.

Anaerobic digestion can boost crop fertility