Norithar.B.1 and Kamil. Y.2
The vast expansion in poultry farming has contributed to odour nuisance and flies breeding problems. The smelly odour from poultry farms is believed to be the major attraction to flies thus becoming a threat to the environment and raises numerous socio- economic issues. The purpose of this study was to assess on the usage of effective microorganisms (EM) amongst the poultry farmers in treating poultry manure and at the same time to evaluate the satisfaction level of poultry farmers in using EM. The study was conducted using questionnaire on selected poultry farmers in Kuala Langat. Data analysis based on the questionnaire answered by the respondents was performed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Satisfaction surveys were conducted based on the reduction level of pollution, flies and odour, sustainability of the farm status and operation. The satisfaction survey shows that 100% of the respondents were satisfied with those aspects. The main factors that hinder the usage of EM are impact on pollution and satisfaction. The satisfaction survey shows that all of the respondents were satisfied on the usage of EM and this shows that the application of EM in poultry manure to be effective in preventing odour and flies.