College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Environmental Science & Technology

Poultry Litter Management/Utilization

Stockpiles-Eastern-shore-specific impacts from using covers. Increases flow of water, so increases nutrient loss in surfacewater.... counter intuitive. Conversely reduces infiltration, so reduces potential for transport to groundwater. Conclusion: allowing piles to absorb water probablyslightly reduces total nutrient loss because a great deal of water isthen evaporated and never becomes the transport mechanism forpollution. The overall system appears to be transport-limited.

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