In general, manure application is not advised this week. Cold temperatures and snow or rain over the past weekend have delayed the start of acceptable conditions for manure spreading in most parts of the South Coast. Without adequate drainage, finer-textured soils (e.g. clays and loams) are more likely to be wet, have surface runoff, warm up slowly, and be compacted than coarse-textured (sandy) soils, if all else is the same. Expect the next Manure Spreading Advisory to be released next week when weather and soil conditions improve.