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Managing litter re-use for minimal nutrient runoff to surface water
Summary Welldefined technically correct management techniques that allow practical re use of litter nutrients without significant risk of nutrient pollution of water resources by run off. This satisfies both community and industry concerns.
A scientifically credible, industry accepted, fair representation of appropriate litter re use practices that is widely disseminated and promoted to regulators and planners
Safeguard the continued demand for litter products by providing high quality advice on sustainable use of the nutrients these materials contain.
Program Chicken Meat
Research organisation OLD ABN-The State Of Queensland Acting Through The Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation
Objective summary To establish accurate estimates of the contributions of applied meat chicken litter to catchment nutrient loads at case study farms under conditions of appropriate management, helping to ensure that a realistic representation of this form of nutrient recycling is available for local government planners and regulators.
To establish effective management techniques, likely nutrient load outcomes, and costs through application of existing stateoftheart modelling techniques to case study litter reuse enterprises in sensitive locations.
To extend effective management practices to litter endusers and industry, and provide updates to the National Chicken Industry Environmental Management System.
Project Stage Closed
Project start date Monday, August 23, 2004
Project completion date Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Journal articles from project Not Available
National priority An environmentally sustainable Australia
Rural priority Adoption of R&D
RIRDC goal CME-Manage the environment for sustainable development
Principal researcher Jarl Devereux
Research manager Michael Beer
Admin contact Paul Hickey