University of the District of Columbia


  Agricultural Marketing Service
  National Organic Program
  Agricultural Research Service
  Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service
Small farm program
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
  Economic Research Service
  Farm Service Agency
  Food and Nutrition Service
  Foreign Agricultural Service
  Forest Service
  National Agricultural Statistics Service
  Natural Resources Conservation Service
  National Office of Outreach
  Risk Management Agency
  Rural Development
  U.S. DHHS: Office of Refugee Resettlement
  University of the District of Columbia

Program Description
The Agricultural Experiment Station is participating with University counterparts in sustainable agriculture research on the use of chicken manure for crop production. Specifically, the Poultry manure produced from Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia (DELMARVA) poultry industries is applied on farmland along with chemical fertilizer for crop production. The chicken manure is cleaned, sterilized, and palletized for easy handling and movement in crop and vegetable production. Residents of Washington, DC and small rural farmers grow vegetables backyards and small farm respectively, and could potentially use this material as a soil amendment for the land. This experiment was designed to determine the effectiveness of palletized poultry manure as a soil amendment in vegetable production and its potential effect on DC water resources.

Gloria S. Wyche-Moore
University of the District of Columbia,
Agricultural Experiment Station,
Associate Dean / Associate Director,
4340 Connecticut Avenue, NW,
Bldg. 52 Room 416-E,
Washington, DC 20008.
Phone: (202)274-7124
Fax: (202)274-7113