A Mississippi-based researcher with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service (ARS) has learned that using poultry litter as fertilizer can help cotton growers in the Southeast maximize profits.
Poultry litter — chicken manure, spilled feed, excess feathers and other materials from poultry houses — contains nitrogen and phosphorus, which are both important crop nutrients. Applying poultry litter to the soil also recycles some of the tons of litter
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