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February 22, 2013

Poultry litter not responsible for weed surge

You don’t catch a cold from cold weather. Rubbing a corn kernel on a wart and then burying it under the doorstep will not make the wart dry up. And you don’t get weeds in your fields from applying poultry litter.  At least that’s what the little research currently available shows.  "We don’t have a lot of research on whether applying poultry litter to cropland increases weed pressure," says Joseph Payne, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock specialist.  Payne, speaking during a weed management session at the annual No-Till Oklahoma Conference yesterday (Feb. 19) in Norman, said research as far back as 1934 indicates that poultry litter carries almost no weed seed. Read More

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