INCREASING POULTRY LITTER NITROGEN RECOVERY BY USE OF CONSERVATION CROPS AND HIGH-RESIDUE TILLAGE
Environmental Management and Byproduct Utilization Laboratory
Project Number: 1245-12630-005-05
Specific Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Mar 20, 2009
End Date: Dec 14, 2012
Develop improved nitrogen management practices for poultry litter by utilizing conservation crops and high-residue tillage to reduce nitrogen loss to groundwater and the atmosphere.
Conduct field research to measure parameters to describe nitrogen release from poultry litter and nitrogen uptake of rye cover crops for the EPIC model. Conduct field research to evaluate high-residue tillage implements for reducing ammonia loss from poultry litter.