Nutrient management issues associated with the poultry industry are important for many reasons. Foremost is the collective desire of the public and poultry industry to maintain environmental quality. Secondarily, these impinge on the perception of the industry by the public and the sustainability of poultry farms in America. Enclosed in this site are some references and educational resources to assist the public, industry and government better understand and manage these nutrients. Contact Paul H. Patterson for more information about these programs.
Alternative energy solutions for poultry farms can include burning litter as a substitute for propane, thereby reducing litter application to fields saturated with phosphate and potash.
Since 1988, the National Poultry Waste Management symposium has been held biennially to communicate the latest technology and information regarding poultry production and processing waste management.