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Haywardmarl
Posted 3/27/2011 22:42 (#1694492 - in reply to #1694274)
Subject: Re: how much chicken litter to spread?


Turkey Litter has 100# phosphorous per ton. It has sawdust in it. so it tests lower than raw chicken manure. You are often limited by your Phosphorous levels. 1-2 tons per acre is the max they will allow you to spread in most cases.

In Michigan if they caught some one spreading 4 tons per acre they would probably put them in Jail. The Turkey litter has 60# Nitrogen per ton 40# available the first year. I like to see it disked or chisel plowed in, but I have many no-till customers. Try to spread in the Fall or winter when it is still cold out. Hope it doesn't get washed down the hills.
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