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FEED THE SOIL, FEED THE WORLD™

Hands in the Soil

POULTRY LITTER IS EFFECTIVE

Poultry by-products have long been recognized as a valuable fertilizer for pasture and forage production. Poultry litter is the shavings, manure, and other materials removed from poultry houses during total clean-out operations.

Agriculture

THE IMPORTANCE OF SOIL HEALTH

"The diversification of nutrient sources with emphasis on organic sources, adoption of principles of conservation agriculture, enhancement of soil microbial diversity, efficient resource recycling through the integrated farming system, and amendment addition for correcting soil reactions are potential options for improving soil health, and are discussed in this review."

Chicken

THE BENEFITS OF POULTRY LITTER

"A recent, comprehensive review of 90 studies examined the effect of poultry manure on crop yield, when compared to inorganic fertilizer application... In general, poultry manure has significant, positive yield increases..."

Garden Soil

SOME FACTS ABOUT SOIL ORGANIC MATTER

"With careful management the preservation and accumulation of soil organic matter can help to improve soil productivity resulting in greater farm profitability."