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This has more appeal to more than farmers, so check it out.

Posted Monday, December 13, 2010, at 1:06 PM

Subsoil Spreader for chicken litter
Most of us in this area are probably well aware when local farmers spread chicken manure on their fields. If not, but you have wondered why some areas are especially odoriferous at times, you might be enjoying the result of a spreading.

This new applicator not only claims to double the acreage yield, but the method also reduces the amount of runoff and therefore excess nitrogen pollution.

The gist of it is that it deposits the manure into 2" wide by 3" deep furrows, then covers it back up. I can't help but imagine that would greatly reduce the length of time we get to experience the aroma.

For more details than you ever wanted (unless you are a farmer) go to http://midatlanticcropmanagementschool.p... Get a nice warm drink and maybe even a snack before you start, but it is really kind of interesting.

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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.