University of Maryland Extension

FTC for Poultry Operations

Farmer Training and Certification (FTC) for Poultry Operations

The Farmer Training and Certification (FTC) for Poultry Operations module focuses on those operations that have poultry houses and apply litter.

In this section of our website, you will find worksheets used in the FTC Poultry Training sessions.


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  • Worksheet 3-1 (Converting to MD FIVs from Soil Test Analyses from Selected Other Labs)
  • Worksheet 4-1 (Estimating Plant Available Nitrogen in Manure)
  • Worksheet 4-2 (Poultry Litter Quantity Estimation)
  • Worksheet 4-3 (Manure Quantity Estimation for Solid Manure)
  • Worksheet 5-1 (Manure N Credits for Prior Years)
  • Worksheet 5-2 (N Recommendation Worksheet for Crop Production Using Manure and Commercial Fertilizer
  • Worksheet 5-3 (N, P2O5, K2O Recommendation Summary)
  • Worksheet 5-4 (Calculating Manure Application Rate to Meet Crop N Recommendation)
  • Worksheet 5-5 (Calculating Manure Application Rate to Meet Crop P Removal)
  • Worksheet 5-6 (Calculating Quantity of Nutrients from a Pre-Set Manure Application Rate)
  • Worksheet 5-7 (Calculating Additional Fertilizer Requirements When Using Manure)
  • Worksheet 5-8 (Manure Utilization and Allocation)
  • Worksheet 7-1 (Calculating the Quantity of Commercial Fertilizer Required to Meet a Nutrient Recommendation)
  • Worksheet 7-2 (Calibrating Fertilizer Application Equipment)
  • Worksheet 7-3 (Calibrating a Manure Spreader Using the Load-area Method)

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