70150 Comparison of Nutrient Source and Forage Quality As It Relates to Microbial Survival in Fescue Soils.

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Sunday, February 5, 2012
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Rebecca Gilfillen1, Kimberly Cook2, Annesly Netthisinghe1, Paul Woosley1 and Gary Cundiff1, (1)Agriculture, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY
(2)Agricultural Research Service, USDA-ARS, Bowling Green, KY
This field experiment was designed to look at survival rates of bacterial groups after addition of three nutrient sources to tall fescue fields.  The nutrient sources were inorganic fertilizer(I), poulty litter(PL) and dairy manure(DM) along with a control treatment(C).  Nutrient concentration in soil along with forage quality will be discussed in relationship to bacterial survival in soil and on plant tissues surfaces.