USPOULTRY and the USPOULTRY Foundation announce the completion of a funded research project at the University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc., in which researchers evaluated pesticide embedded paint for poultry facilities. The research was made possible in part by an endowing foundation gift from Wayne Farms and is part of the Association’s comprehensive research program encompassing all phases of poultry and egg production and processing. A summary of the completed project is below.
The pest-control technologies that are currently in use within the poultry industry primarily rely on spraying pesticides that have several limitations. Dr. Gibum Kwon, at the University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc., recently completed research with the primary objective of developing pest-repellent paint for poultry facilities and assessing its long-term performance. Results showed that the paint’s pest-repellency remained almost unchanged, even after 12 months, indicating that this pest-repellent paint may benefit those involved in poultry production.