Evaluating the profitability and environmental impacts of poultry litter sub-surfer technology

Commercial fertilization has long been the preferred method amongst Kentucky grain farmers. However, emerging technology of poultry litter sub-surface injection will challenge the normal fertilization methods though there have been concerns over added costs and time in the field. A resource allocation linear programming model was performed in AIMMS software comparing the two methods. Results showed that the injection method yielded higher net returns then the typical commercial fertilization despite the additional costs and field hours. This information will be useful to farm managers looking to increase profit margins once the technology hits the market.


Issue Date:
Jan 18 2018
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
Record Identifier:
http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/266764
Language:
English
Total Pages:
20




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