BROILER LITTER & PRECISION AG FIELD DAY SET OCT. 23
CROSSVILLE, Ala. -- Poultry litter application methods and issues will be the focus of the annual Sand Mountain Broiler Litter and Precision Agriculture Field Day on Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the Sand Mountain Research and Extension Center in Crossville.
|Sand Mountain event will focus on poultry litter application methods and uses for winter annual and perennial grass forages during winter months.|
A research field tour from 9 a.m. until noon will feature a variety of topics, including poultry litter application methods on pastures, application rates and times for field corn production, precision techniques for applying fertilizer and pesticides and application of litter vs. fertilizer to winter annual and perennial grass forages throughout winter months.
After lunch, speakers will include Dr. Ken Macklin of Auburn University on in-house windrow composting, Dr. Charles Mitchell of Auburn University on temporary litter storage, Dr. Allen Torbert of the USDA-ARS Soil Dynamics Lab on conservation tillage, and Danny Miller of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System on avoiding environmental controversy.
Attendees will also earn five hours of continuing education credit toward the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations and Certified Animal Waste Vendor requirements.
There is no charge to attend, but producers are urged to pre-register by Oct. 18 by calling Dr. Joyce Tredaway Ducar at (256) 528-7133.
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