ESTABLISHMENT OF RABBITEYE BLUEBERRIES USING POULTRY LITTER

D.A. Marshall, J.M. Spiers
Poultry litter is abundant in the Southeast where there is an expanding blueberry industry. In other crops, such as cotton and grass, poultry litter fertilization has increased yields and growth. This study was conducted to determine if rabbiteye blueberries V. ashei Reade (syn. V. virgatum Ait.) ‘Tifblue’ and ‘Premier’ could be established using incorporated chicken or poultry litter as an organic matter and fertilization source. From the results obtained from this study, poultry litter may be used to establish blueberry plants if applied at or below 4.4 L/1.5 m of row length. Plants should be established into the incorporated poultry litter within 4 months of litter application.
Marshall, D.A. and Spiers, J.M. (2009). ESTABLISHMENT OF RABBITEYE BLUEBERRIES USING POULTRY LITTER. Acta Hortic. 810, 723-728
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2009.810.95
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2009.810.95
Poultry litter, rabbiteye blueberry, Vaccinium ashei Reade, establishment
English

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