Poultry Mortality Composting Short Course and Demonstration

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Date(s) - 01/09/2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

UMES Poultry Research Center

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When: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019 – 9:00am to 3:00pm
Where: University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)
Address: University of Maryland Poultry Research Center Stickland Drive Princess AnneMD 21853
Drs. Gary Felton and Jonathan Moyle


8:30                            Registration – coffee available

9:00                            What is composting  –  Description of the compost process the variables that control the process, recipes to successfully compost, and the items that must be controlled:  time, oxygen, moisture, pH, C:N ration.

9:45                            Whole animal composting  –  Whole animal compost systems, set-up of a poultry mortality composter, biosecurity, legal and environmental issues.

10:30                          Break

10:45                          Channel composters and Compositing Problems

Mass mortality composting  –  Both in-house composting and outside composting of large numbers of dead birds.

12:00                          Lunch
1:00                            Compost use
1:30                            Demonstration
2:45                            Q&A, Wrap up
3:00                            Adjourn

Registration Information
Cost: $42 covers refreshments, lunch, and materials. Please register by Thursday, June 7, 2018.  For questions, call (301) 405-1198 or email tscites@umd.edu

Maximum Registration is 30 people.
Certificate of completion will be awarded. Name and contact information will be sent to MDA as desired.

Poultry Mortality Compost Short Course Instructors:
Dr. Gary Felton, Dr. Jonathan Moyle

To sign up see form below and fax or mail Tina Scites (info below)

From Baltimore, Washington, D.C.:
Take appropriate  route to Chesapeake Bay Bridge (Rt. 50), (Eastern Shore of Maryland). Take Route 50 East to Salisbury, MD.  Take Rt. 13 South to Princess Anne, turn left onto Rt. 822 (UMES Blvd.) and proceed to stop sign.  Turn left onto Backbone Rd., and continue around the half circle to next stop sign.  Turn left, then right onto Strickland Drive (paved road).  The Poultry Research Center is the second building (green metal) on the left. #30909

From Norfolk, VA and points further South:
Take Rt. 85 to Rt. 58, to Rt. 17 (Norfolk, VA) to Rt. 23 North, across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel.  Follow signs to Maryland.  Pass through Pocomoke City, MD, to Princess Anne. Once near Princess Anne, follow signs to Somerset Ave., MD-675, take a right on Broad Street (second light in Princess Anne).  Turn right onto University Blvd.  Turn right onto McCain Dr.  Turn right onto Strickland Dr.  The Poultry Research Center is the second building on the left (#30909).

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Make Checks payable to University of Maryland College Park Foundation and mail before January 2, 2019.

Mail or fax to: Mrs. Tina Scites
Environmental Science and Technology Department, Animal Science Building
University of Maryland College Park, MD 20742-2315
Phone: (301) 405-1198 FAX: (301) 314-9023