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Title: The management of phosphorus in poultry litter

item BOLAN, NANTHI - University Of South Australia
item Szogi, Ariel
item SESHADRI, BALAJI - University Of South Australia
item CHUASAVATHI, THAMMARED - University Of South Australia

Submitted to: Meeting Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/7/2008
Publication Date: 10/7/2008
Citation: Bolan, N., Szogi, A.A., Seshadri, B., Chuasavathi, T. 2008. The management of phosphorus in poultry litter. In: Proceedings of New Zealand Poultry Industry Annual conference, October 7-9, 2008, Palmerson North, New Zealand. p. 156-168.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The potential for phosphorus (P) surplus at the farm scale can increase when farming systems change from cropping to intensive poultry and animal production, as P inputs become dominated by animal feed rather than fertilizer. Cost-effective and innovative solutions are needed to expand the range of acceptable options in the management of nutrients, especially P in poultry manure. This will involve refining feed rations, using feed additives to increase P absorption, managing P in the manure, moving manure from surplus to deficit areas, finding alternative uses for manure, and targeting conservation practices to critical areas of P export during land application. This paper gives an overview of various strategies used in managing P in poultry manure in relation to its disposal through land application.