An Economic Analysis of Broiler Litter Application to Selected Row Crops in Southwest Georgia
Mullen, Jeffrey D.
Gascho, Gary J.
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The yield response to broiler litter application within an irrigated, intensive double- cropped rotation using conservation tillage practices is estimated for five row crops. Demand functions for broiler litter are derived for each row crop, and the total demand for broiler litter within a four-county area of Southwest Georgia is estimated. Results indicate, at prevailing prices, profit maximizing behavior would likely lead to litter application rates that exceed agronomic and environmental recommendations, especially for cotton.