Soil Chemist. He discovered that alum (aluminum sulfate) addition to litter reduces phosphorus runoff from fields by as much as 87%. Later research showed that alum would reduce ammonia volatilization from poultry litter more effectively than products currently being sold for this purpose. Subsequent studies conducted in commercial broiler houses have shown that chickens grown on alum-treated litter are significantly heavier than those grown on normal litter, with differences large enough to pay for the alum.
Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
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