Eddie P. Millhollon, Anderson, Russell A., Rabb, James L., Kilpatrick, Ricky L. |
4/4/2007 6:45:05 PM
Aerial photo of the test site. This image shows the remote nature of its location.
Here a tractor mounted spreader distributes the specified amounts of poultry litter on the research plots.
The effect of the application of poultry litter on soil erosion was a factor considered in this study. Here Steve Nipper of the NRCS determines a plot's erosion rating.
Dr.Eddie Millhollon and Rusty Anderson collecting runoff samples. The samples will be analyzed for chemical content and coliform bacteria presence.
Cooperative Extension agent Ricky Kilpatrick takes plug samples from research plot trees. These plugs will be analyzed to determine 8 year radial tree growth
Data showing the effects of the various rates of poultry litter application on tree diameter at breast height.
Tree height increases were observed with the application of litter.
The effects on 8-year radial growth are graphed here.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture