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Accession Number PB2013-100494
Title Vegetative Environmental Buffers. Virginial Technical Note Biology Number 3. July 2011.
Publication Date Jul 2012
Media Count 11p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The Delmarva Peninsula is home to one of the countrys highest concentrations of poultry farms. The 2007 National Agricultural Statistical Service placed poultry and egg production as the most valued commodity in Virginia ($971 million). In Accomack County alone, there are 38 million broilers and other meat type chickens sold each year. Each farm houses approximately 25,000 birds per poultry house, and many farms have multiple houses. Poultry houses generate particulates (dust, bits of feathers, bedding, and manure), ammonia, and other odors that are expelled from the houses by the ventilation system. Particulates have been linked to respiratory effects in poultry workers, and can be a source of complaints from neighbors who live near poultry farms. Ammonia emitted from poultry houses has been linked to degradation of air and water quality in the Chesapeake Bay.
Keywords Ammonia
Egg production
Farm houses
Poultry farms
Poultry production
Ventilation system

Source Agency Natural Resources Conservation Service
NTIS Subject Category 48B - Natural Resource Management
98D - Agronomy, Horticulture, & Plant Pathology
94E - Environmental Engineering
57L - Nutrition
Corporate Author Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC. Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1304
Contract Number N/A

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