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Title: Water requirements for earthworms 'Eisenia andrei' grown exclusively on broiler litter
Contributor(s): Turnell, James Robert (author); Hinch, Geoffrey (author)orcid ; Faulkner, Richard David (author)
Publication Date: 2007
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Abstract: The use of vermiculture to value-add to broiler litter (BL) has been seen as problematic due to the high levels of uric acid and salts in poultry manure. Results from this experiment indicate that these issues can be overcome with frequent watering over the first 8 days of the system's operation. The conversion of BL into vermicast was maximised with twice daily applications of 100 and 200ml of water. These frequent water applications also led to average total mortality being lower and healthier earthworms.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: Australian Poultry Science Symposium, Sydney, Australia, 12 - 14 February, 2007
Source of Publication: Proceedings of Australian Poultry Science Symposium, v.19, p. 50-54
Publisher: Australian Poultry Science Symposium & Poultry Research Foundation & World's Poultry Science Association, Australian Branch
Place of Publication: Sydney, NSW, Australia
ISSN: 1034-6260
Field of Research (FOR): 070108 Sustainable Agricultural Development
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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