Dereke Dunkirk

Morrisonville, IL

As a fourth generation farmer in Morrisonville, my farm has been in my family for over 100 years. Today, our farm has three wean-to-finish barns.


As part of my livestock nutrient management plan, I apply manure with a knifing system, injecting the manure six inches below the ground on approximately 250 acres of farmland. This is an environmentally safe process with no surface run-off.


I am also currently participating in a field trial to demonstrate the effect of Instinct II (nitrification inhibitor) on the form of N found in the soil following a manure application.  N-WATCH sampling will also be pulled at these sampling sites for side-by-side comparisons.