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Research Project: Innovative Engineering Research for Development of a Poultry Manure Injector

Location: Soil Dynamics Research

Project Number: 6010-11120-008-25-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jul 6, 2020
End Date: Aug 1, 2022

Objective:
To develop a field application implement that can apply poultry manure below the soil surface to conserve manure nutrients.

Approach:
Funds will support the engineering team at Georgia for equipment design and a working prototype for an implement component that needs improvement, most likely the manure metering mechanism at the row unit. Funds will support movement of a current prototype implement from Oklahoma to Georgia, conduct CAD design of a working row unit designed to meter litter in a pneumatic system, develop a working prototype, and host a team meeting targeted for spring of 2021.