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Research Project: Efficient Management and Use of Animal Manure to Protect Human Health and Environmental Quality

Location: Food Animal Environmental Systems Research

Title: Comparison of nutrient source and forage quality as it relates to microbial survival in fescue soils.

Author
item Gilfillen, Becky - Western Kentucky University
item Cook, Kimberly - Kim
item Netthisinghe, Annesly - Western Kentucky University
item Woosley, Paul - Western Kentucky University
item Condiff, Gary - Western Kentucky University

Submitted to: American Society of Agronomy Branch Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/7/2011
Publication Date: 2/5/2012
Citation: Gilfillen, B., Cook, K.L., Netthisinghe, A., Woosley, P., Condiff, G. 2012. Comparison of nutrient source and forage quality as it relates to microbial survival in fescue soils.. American Society of Agronomy Branch Meeting. Abstract only.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: This field experiment was designed to look at survival rates of bacterial groups after addition of three nutrient sources to tall fescue fields. The nutrient sources were inorganic fertilizer (I), poultry littler (PL) and dairy manure (DM) along with a control treatment (C). P and K concentrations were similar in all fertility treatments except C. Zn concentrations were higher in no-till compared to tilled fields. DM and PL had the highest Zn levels. DM and C treatments did not change Enterococci populations over time with similar populations to day 0. Enterococci populations spiked day 1 through 15 with the PL treatment with day 4 being highest.