Impacts of Aeration Incorporation of Turkey Litter on the Yield and Quality of Alfalfa Production in Northern Minnesota

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2006: $5,902.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2008
Region: North Central
State: Minnesota
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  • Agronomic: general hay and forage crops, grass (misc. perennial), hay


  • Animal Production: feed/forage
  • Education and Training: farmer to farmer, networking
  • Farm Business Management: budgets/cost and returns
  • Production Systems: general crop production
  • Soil Management: green manures, organic matter

    Proposal summary:

    This demonstration project will compare the benefits of turkey litter fertilization on forage alfalfa when incorporated by mechanical soil aeration. We will determine if mechanical aeration of the surface soil will affect alfalfa production and quality. The quality factors of interest include crude protein and relative feed value.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.