What is manure?

  • (noun): Any animal or plant material used to fertilize land especially animal excreta usually with litter material.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on manure:

Brassica Juncea - Uses - Green Manure
... Vegetable growers sometimes grow mustard as a green manure ... If grown as a green manure, the mustard plants are cut down at the base when sufficiently grown, and left to wither on the surface, continuing to act as a mulch until the next crop is ... One of the disadvantages of mustard as a green manure is its propensity to harbor club root ...
NPK Rating - NPK Values For Commercial Fertilizers - NPK Values For Biosolids Fertilizers and Others
... 01-00-00 dairy manure 01-00-01 horse manure 03-02-02 poultry manure 04-12-00 Bone meal 05-05-06 Fish blood and bone 06-02-00 Milorganite ...
... concern to vegetable growers, as it can enter the food chain via manure, which contains long-lasting residues of the herbicide ... Problems with manure contaminated with aminopyralid residue surfaced in the UK in June and July 2008, and, at the end of July 2008, Dow AgroSciences implemented an immediate suspension of ... to a farm supplying hay to the stables from where bags of manure had been obtained ...
Manure Spreader
... A manure spreader or muck spreader or honey wagon is an agricultural machine used to distribute manure over a field as a fertilizer ... A typical (modern) manure spreader consists of a trailer towed behind a tractor with a rotating mechanism driven by the tractor's power take off (PTO) ... Truck mounted manure spreaders are also common in North America ...
Musca Autumnalis - Life Cycle
... Daytime they feed on manure juices and plant sugars ... Night time both sexes will rest on vegetation Females deposit eggs on fresh cow manure, and these hatch within hours post deposition ... white maggots feed on the microbial flora and fauna of the manure and pass though three larval stages (instars), growing to about 12 mm long ...

More definitions of "manure":

  • (verb): Spread manure, as for fertilization.
    Synonyms: muck

Famous quotes containing the word manure:

    Wheat, sugarcane, chickpeas—all crops—must have manure to grow. Never forget it.
    Punjabi proverb, trans. by Gurinder Singh Mann.

    Humanity is the rich effluvium, it is the waste and the manure and the soil, and from it grows the tree of the arts.
    Ezra Pound (1885–1972)

    I see that I must get a few dollars together presently to manure my roots.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)