News tagged with poultry

Getting maximum profit, minimal pollution

There are more chickens in the United States than people in the entire world. Raising huge numbers of chickens generates large quantities of waste. This waste includes feces, feather, and bedding materials—collectively ...

dateOct 12, 2016 in Environment
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Birds get the green (and red) light

Japanese quail grow and breed best under green and red lighting. An important bird in the poultry industry, quail thrive better under these conditions than in white and blue light, according to recent research carried out ...

dateJul 06, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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Covering the bases with cover crops

Most of us think that farmers grow and harvest crops for food. That's true for many crops: they either feed humans or farm animals. However, there's another category of crop that has a vital function in agricultural systems.

dateSep 30, 2015 in Environment
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