Poultry litter can provide a significant and important supply of nutrients for crop production in areas of Kansas where a supply of litter is available. Poultry litter can serve as an excellent complement to commercial nitrogen (N) fertilizers.
Many farmers across Kansas must make a decision on how to get the most from their drought-damaged corn this year. A number of factors should be considered when assigning a value to drought-damaged corn. Nutrient removal from the field is one key aspect since biomass can export significant amounts of nutrients.
Wheat planting will be here before too long in Kansas. Now is the time to get soil sampling done to have good information to base your fertilizer inputs on. This is particularly important after drought and lower-than-expected yields for previous crops. Due to variable conditions and yield levels across the state, fertilizer needs may require adjustments based on soil tests
Poultry litter can provide a significant supply of nutrients for crop production. Poultry litter should serve as an excellent complement to commercial nitrogen fertilizers. However, phosphorus content is usually high, and application rates should be based on phosphorus levels to minimize potential surface water contamination. Learn more in this article.