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Agricultural Reviews
Year : 2007, Volume : 28, Issue : 3
First page : ( 216) Last page : ( 222)
Print ISSN : 0253-1496.

Poultry manure to crops – A review

Amanullah M. Mohamed, Somasundaram E., Vaiyapuri K., Sathyamoorthi K.

Department of Agronomy, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore-641 003, India.


Animal oriented manure has a salutary effect on soil fertility besides improving the soil conditions and plant growth. Poultry manure in this regard occupies the pride of place as it is rich in nutrients than the other manures. But, much of the manure now produced under modern methods of rearing poultry contains no litter and contains 70% moisture making the process of application difficult. At the same time, if stored to reduce the moisture content, nutrient losses occur. Hence, the immediate processing of poultry manure to prevent its nutrient loss is essential. In this context, available literature in respect of nutrient content, effect of composting, effect of application of poultry manure on soil properties, yield and quality of crops and residual effects are reviewed in this paper.


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