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Fertilizing Cool-Season Forages with Poultry Litter versus Commercial Fertilizer

418-142 The Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and some other regions produce more manure nutrients than local crops need. This manure has traditionally been applied to row crops and overapplication has led to soil-test phosphorus (P) being well above agronomic optimum in many cases. In 2008, it was estimated that nutrient-management regulations now require that approximately 85 percent of poultry litter be applied off poultry farms, as they do not have sufficient land to beneficially recycle their manure nutrients. 8.5 x 11, 3 pages, DS, BW, 24#, single staple upper-left