Lancaster Farming shared "Grad Students Hope to Reduce Poultry’s Impact on Bay Water." (5/12/17)
It might be possible for producers to create a carbon-neutral production system where poultry bedding would be grown on farm and then harvested for use in the farm's broiler houses.
Penn State graduate student Erica Rogers' early results suggest that by following some new practices poultry producers could lower the impact of poultry raising on the Chesapeake Bay.
Learn more about this study on bedding alternatives including switchgrass, miscanthus, and willow here.