In general, manure application on any crops is not advised until further notice. See below for advice on avoiding overflowing manure pits.
Grasses grew for a long period this year as they took up nitrogen (N) from past manure applications. This is because of delay between N release from manure into the soil and crop N uptake from soil. The delay from the slow-release or ‘organic’ portions of manure N lasts days, weeks, and years. Waiting till next year to spread will increase the nutrient value of the manure for your crop.
Producers are responsible for decisions regarding manure spreading. Legislation gives no specific dates for manure spreading, but it does not allow for manure to be spread in a manner that causes pollution.
Please read the entire advisory for details and important information to assist producers with decision-making about manure application.