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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: Relationship of soil nutrient content from poultry litter and dairy manure on microbial survival in fescue soils

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

Submitted to: American Society of Agronomy Branch Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/4/2013
Publication Date: 2/4/2013
Citation: Gilfillen, R., Cook, K.L., Netthisinghe, A., Woosley, P., Cundiff, G. 2013. Relationship of soil nutrient content from poultry litter and dairy manure on microbial survival in fescue soils. American Society of Agronomy Branch Meeting. Abstrat.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: This field experiment was designed to measure survival rates of select 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). Phosphorus and K concentrations were similar in all fertility treatments except C (p<=0.05). Zinc concentrations were higher in no-till compared to tilled fields (p<=0.05). Dairy Manure and PL had the highest Zn levels (p<=0.05). Dairy Manure and C treatments did not change Enterococci populations over time with similar populations as recorded to day 0 (p<0.05). Enterococcipopulations spiked day 1 through 15 in the PL treatment, with day 4 being highest numbers (p<0.05).