Sources and Uses of Organic Manure

Sources of manure

  • Organic fertilizers are from animal sources, slaughter bi products or livestock manures, blood, and fish meals.
  • Human urine, town refuse, sewage and sludge.
  • Poultry jitter, droppings of sheep, goats and pigs
  • Byproducts of agro industries bagasse and fruits and vegetable processing wastes.
  • Crop wastes.
  • Weeds
  • Plant fertilizers like from soybean, Cotton seeds and other plant leaves and their roots that help in fixing nitrogen from the soil.

Uses of Organic Farm Manure

  • Organic manure plays a role of providing humus in the soil.
  • Fertilizers mobilize existing soil nutrients, so that good growth is achieved with lower nutrient densities.
  • Animal manure encourages soil microbial activity which promotes the soil’s trace mineral supply improving plant nutrition.
  • Organic manure contains some nitrogen that assist the growth of plants.
  • Carbon dioxide released during decomposition of organic manure acts as fertilizer in the soil.
  • Helps to retain soil moisture in the soil.
  • Organic farm manure helps in improving the soil structure.
  • Help to prevent topsoil erosion.
  • Costs are lower for if fertilizer is locally available.

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