Manure is anorganic matter derived from animal droppingssuch as a horse, cow, sheep, or poultry, and is used to improve the current state of soil and crops. It is a cost effective fertilizer that can also be made from decaying organic matter such as plants, dead tree or grass leaves, pine needles, grass clippings, and animal bones.
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What kinds of manure are used as fertilizers?
Animal manures from cows, horses and chickens are commonly available and used as fertilizers, along with manure from sheep, goats and rabbits. Nutrient content is not the same for all livestock and farm animals, however.
What are the benefits of animal manure fertilizer?
Animal manure fertilizer offers short- and long-term benefits if you use and apply it correctly. Animal manures provide essential nutrients required to grow healthy plants. In addition, animal manure adds organic matter to soil, improving microbial activity, water drainage and overall soil structure.
Is fish manure good fertilizer?
Fish manure, along with other fish byproducts such as fish meal and fish emulsion, is another excellent fertilizer derived from animal waste. Unlike livestock animal manure, which takes months to break down and make nutrients available for growing plants, fish manure is a fast-acting fertilizer that provides a quick nutrient boost to the soil.
What can I do with animal manure?
Some can actually be used fresh from the animal and used as a soil amendment or side dressing fertilizer with the plants. Others must be aged or composted before they are suitable.