Poultry litter used as alternative source of plant nutrients

Southwest Farm Press
June 07, 2018
By Southwest Farm Press
Broiler litter is a mixture of poultry manure, bedding, feathers, and spilled feed. The actual nutrient content of a manure sample varies. Nutrient concentration of broiler litter is variable due to age of bird, composition of the diet, how the manure is handled, and the number of batches of birds raised since the last house clean out.

The average nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K) content of broiler litter is 62, 59, and 40 lbs/ton, respectively. Having your manure analyzed for its actual plant nutrient content is recommended. Armed with this and appropriate soil test information you can decide on the best plan of action to use poultry litter for specific cropping needs. | READ MORE

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

Subscription Centre

 
New Subscription
 
Already a Subscriber
 
Customer Service
 
View Digital Magazine Renew

Most Popular

Latest Events

Dakota Farm Show
Thu Jan 03, 2019 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
Banff Pork Seminar
Tue Jan 08, 2019
Iowa Pork Congress
Wed Jan 23, 2019 @ 8:00am - 05:00pm
Illinois Pork Expo
Tue Jan 29, 2019

We are using cookies to give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. To find out more, read our Privacy Policy.