Poultry litter is a popular alternative fertilizer source for nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium, but determining whether a source is an equal value to traditional sources like urea and ammonium nitrate takes a little math. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)
Poultry litter is a popular alternative fertilizer source for nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium, but determining whether a source is an equal value to traditional sources like urea and ammonium nitrate takes a little math.

Finding value in poultry litter as fertilizer

Test litter and soil samples to determine nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium concentrations so accurate valuation of poultry litter can be calculated.

Crop producers can find value in evaluating fertilizer input costs and comparing traditional nitrogen sources like urea and ammonium nitrate with popular non-traditional sources such as poultry litter, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.

Poultry litter is a popular alternative fertilizer for east Texas farmers, AgriLife Extension forage specialist Dr. Vanessa Corriher-Olson said. However, producers should evaluate the nutrient value and timing of nitrogen av

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