Manure Comparison


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    MANURE NUTRIENT COMPARISON

    This comparison chart gives some idea of the relative values of the animal manure that may be convenient for you to access.

    It must be considered that fresh manure is not helpful to the garden and can be downright dangerous.

    If possible, manure should be left to age and 'compost' before use when it is ready for use, it is best to break it up as much as possible before application.

    Some popular fertilizers can be very harmful to the soil and you can sacrifice long term health for a short term bonanza.

    Approximate NPK Values of Various Natural Fertilizers
     
    % nitrogen (N)
    % phos acid (P)
    % potash (K)
    Dairy cow
    0.57
    0.23
    0.62
    Beef cow
    0.73
    0.48
    0.55
    Horse
    0.70
    0.25
    0.77
    Pig
    0.49
    0.34
    0.47
    Sheep/Goat
    1.44
    0.50
    1.21
    Chicken
    1.00 0.80 0.39
    Comfrey (Tea)
    0.74 0.24 1.19
    Molasses
    0.90 0.07 5.19