April 26, 2013
By John Duesing (@JohnDuesing1), Regional Manager, Agricen
Throughout the Southeast, growers are increasingly incorporating poultry litter into their fertility programs. One reason for this trend is the increasing price of commercial fertilizers, which makes poultry litter an enticing option for growers due to its cheaper cost and nutrient benefit. However, one drawback with organic fertilizer sources such as litter or other manures is that large portions of the analyzed nutrients are bound in plant-unavailable forms. How, then, can growers increase the availability of the nutrients within poultry litter?