A new use for chicken manure

A new use for chicken manure

Poultry farmers have spent years trying to find a market for their chicken manure, and a solution may now be in sight with help from the forestry and broadacre cropping industries.

A trial near York is using a combination of leftover thinning’s or pruning’s from pine plantations, mixed with chicken manure, to spread on wheat crops.

The product contains high levels of organic nitrogen, and useful levels of phosphorous and potassium and has already recorded a healthy visual response, although October rain has delayed harvest with the initial yield data not expected for another month.

The three-year trial is being funded by natural resource management group Wheatbelt NRM, and co-ordinated by York consultants Living Farm.

Read more: https://thewest.com.au/countryman/homestead/a-new-use-for-chicken-manure-ng-ya-383297