|Action||Develop requirements that will address concerns regarding transfer and off-site management of poultry waste in the Commonwealth.|
|Comment Period||Ended on 8/21/2009|
As regards manures, specifically chicken manures used as a enhanced organic fertilizer….the oriental agronomist, literally local dirt farmers, applied the ‘product’ not as a solid, but as a liquid…for centuries. Apparently, its easier to store and apply, and is easier to ‘dilute’ so as to get a better bang for your buck, so to speak. We don’t use this system because of the associated smells I would suppose. Also, most farmers have trucks, and fewer have tanks.
In the liquid form, the product can and should be diluted, then applied as a liquid which quickly is absorbed by the soil and in that form, much more available to bacteria and plants as amendments. I would suggest, that ‘runoff’ is minimalzed, and wind blown material from a dry application, would be also be minimalzed. Poultry manures used as fertilizers are here to stay, I’m sure you would agree with that, it’s a matter or smarter usage and control.