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Calibrating Poultry Litter Spreaders
Charles Mitchell, Ted Tyson
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Pages / Length: 4
Publication Date: 10/10/2001

Alabama produces more than 1.7 million tons of poultry broiler litter annually. Most of this is spread as fertilizer on cropland and forages. Poultry broiler litter is typically about a 3-3-2 fertilizer. To be used effectively by the crop, poultry litter, like any other fertilizer, must be applied uniformly at the recommended rate. This means that the truck driver or Certified Animal Waste Vendor (CAWV) must
  • Know the rate to be applied
  • Know the nutrient content of the litter
  • Control the quantity of the litter spread
  • Control the uniformity of the litter spread