Title

Residual Fertility in Broiler Litter Trials with Associated Copper Study

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Agronomy

Minor

None

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Dr. David Ferguson

Presentation Format

Oral Presentation

Abstract/Description

This presentation will cover the continuation of a study began in 1997 by Dr. John Mikulcik on the effects of broiler litter applications on corn yields. The study has ran since then with the same principle idea and application methods with only a few variances thrpughout the years to test hypothesis in the plots. This year was different and the broiler litter plots were not fertilized so that the residual fertility in the soils could be tested. This trial is unique in its length of existence and the impact it can have on producers. There is also an associated copper trial with the broiler litter to test the idea that the higher copper levels found in soils and plant matter treated with broiler litter may impact the yield. This experiment was started in 2009 and has been following the same protocols since then with only the copper from the original application and no additional sources of copper being added.

Affiliations

Honors Thesis

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Residual Fertility in Broiler Litter Trials with Associated Copper Study

This presentation will cover the continuation of a study began in 1997 by Dr. John Mikulcik on the effects of broiler litter applications on corn yields. The study has ran since then with the same principle idea and application methods with only a few variances thrpughout the years to test hypothesis in the plots. This year was different and the broiler litter plots were not fertilized so that the residual fertility in the soils could be tested. This trial is unique in its length of existence and the impact it can have on producers. There is also an associated copper trial with the broiler litter to test the idea that the higher copper levels found in soils and plant matter treated with broiler litter may impact the yield. This experiment was started in 2009 and has been following the same protocols since then with only the copper from the original application and no additional sources of copper being added.