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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: INCREASING POULTRY LITTER NITROGEN RECOVERY BY USE OF CONSERVATION CROPS AND HIGH-RESIDUE TILLAGE Project Number: 1245-12630-005-05
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Mar 20, 2009
End Date: Dec 14, 2012

Objective:
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.

Approach:
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.

Last Modified: 11/24/2014
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