Piggery Deep Litter System
Flooding the streams with fresh pig manure is becoming a more critical issue in American Samoa. The EPA and Coastal Zone Management have created legal regulations banning the disposal of any piggery wastes in these protected areas. This project proposes to use the coral sand, which is an abundant resource in the islands, as a binding agent with pig manure in the pens to manage the waste problem in this piggery. Compost created in this manner will be used to fertilize taro, banana, and coconut crops.