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Value and Use of Poultry Manure as Fertilizer
Charles Mitchell, J.O. Donald
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Pages / Length: 4
Publication Date: 01/10/1999

Poultry manure, properly handled, is the most valuable of all manures produced by livestock. It has historically been used as a source of plant nutrients and as a soil amendment. However, in areas of intense poultry production, overfertilization of pasture land with poultry manure occurs. The result is suspected ground water and surface water problems as excess nutrients run off the land or leach into ground water supplies.