Section 3
Chapter 2,171

Nitrogen transformations during poultry manure composting

Hansen, R.C.; Marugg, C.; Keener, H.M.; Dick, W.A.; Hoitink, H.A.J.

Paper American Society of Agricultural Engineers ( 91-4014): 16 pp.


ISSN/ISBN: 0149-9890
Accession: 002170765

Identical mixtures of poultry manure amended with ground maize cobs were simultaneously placed in 4 reactor vessels to provide 4 replications of the composting process. The nitrogen content of the compost decreased significantly during the first 3 d, then increased to a higher level than the original mix during the 2nd week of composting.

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