It is time to fertilize your land to ensure that the crops grow healthy and strong. How? Caring for the soil in an environmentally friendly way.
One of the best ways to produce nutrients in plants is with natural manure. What is it? An organic fertilizer that comes from herbivorous animals without any chemical treatment and with a high content of nitrogen and organic matter.
The nutritional characteristics depend on the type of cattle and animal in question:
1. Horse manure
It is one of the animals most loved by man, and even its excrement is an excellent source of organic matter to take care of the field. It is advisable to use it on eroded land, as it aerates them and makes them more spongy. For this reason, it is usually used in clayey, humid, and compact soils.
2. Cow and Carabao dung
It is one of the most used in traditional agriculture. It is used in cold climates as mulch for crops and as a natural fertilizer. It is advisable on light and sandy soils.
3. Rabbit, Goat, and Sheep manure
It is one of the strongest due to its high level of acidity and very rich in nutrients. It is advisable to let it ferment for about 2 or 3 months in the sun before use.
4. Sheep manure
It is one of the richest and most balanced in nutrients and minerals. It is usually dry and hot. In addition, it is suitable for all types of plants or crops, but where it is most advisable is in clay soils to improve them. And normally, this manure is usually accompanied by straw and hair that provides even more nitrogen.
5. Bat manure
It is one of the highly effective fertilizers due to its high content of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium. And it can be used during all phases of plant growth.
6. Chicken manure
The droppings are a mixture between liquid and solid, which causes the nitrogen content to be high. In addition, it is quite acidic and rich in calcium, so it is advisable not to use it on calcareous soils but on soils where leafy vegetables are grown.
How to use manure in the garden to improve the soil?
This natural compost must be composted one year before being used. Therefore, it should be stored in a pile and allowed to rest.
How to apply the manure?
Spread in late winter and wait two weeks to a month before preparing the soil and sowing.
In short, the use of manure as organic fertilizer will ensure that the crops grow healthy and strong.
The above manures are best for vegetables, crops, and other plants that need organic fertilizer. Cow, goats, rabbits, and pig manure are also good for vermicomposting.
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