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Poultry Litter

Key Points:

  1. Poultry litter has replaced stable manure as the principal low cost horticultural soil amendment on sandy soils

  2. Litter can improve crop yields by 10 to 20% by increasing the water holding capacity of sandy soils

  3. Poultry litter is also a valuable source of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and trace elements required to grow food crops

  4. Extensive crop surveys have shown that growers using poultry litter in accordance with good management practice can be confident their produce will be safe for human consumption

  5. Only purchase litter and organic products from HACCP accredited suppliers

  6. Store litter as far as possible from mature crops, packing sheds and other sensitive areas

Matters of Facts #16 Poultry Litter, Chicken Manure, Fowl Manure October 2004
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