Nutritional and Physical Properties of Organic Beauregard Sweet Potato as Influenced by Broiler Litter Application Rate
Organic farming has been on an upward trend in recent years. However, the manures used like broiler litter have variable nutrient content, making it important to establish optimal application rates for maximum crop yield and quality. Additionally, some states like Alabama restrict the amount of broiler litter to control excessive nutrients accumulation that can lead to surface and ground water contamination. In this study, the nutritional and physical properties of organically grown Beauregard sweet potato were evaluated to determine the effect of application of broiler litter at rates of 0, 0.5, 1, 2, and 3 tons per hectare in meeting the application rate recommended by Alabama Cooperative Extension Program. CLICK here for complete article. Food Science and Nutrition, Volume 2, Issue 4, July 2014, Pages 332–340.