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Old 03-27-2009, 03:59 PM
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cow manure for fertlizing

i read in a news clip someone saying dry cow manure in a spreader is the best for fertilizing in the green world.any suggestions or opinions?
i have a cow farm not too far from my home that you get to pick as much as u want for free.
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Old 03-27-2009, 05:00 PM
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I don't know too much about it but I go get a couple of dump trailer loads for my veg garden. Last year I had tomatoes that reached 2lbs and a watermelon that weighed 53lbs, just about all my cantaloupes avg 8-9 lbs. It was a good crop. I was going to go today to get some but it is pouring.
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Old 03-27-2009, 05:09 PM
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I grew up on a dairy farm so I know a little about chit

I am not sure how you would spread it on a lawn without drying and shredding or composting it
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Old 03-27-2009, 06:09 PM
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Oh that's a bunch of crap! LOL

Does it not need to be composted?
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Old 03-27-2009, 06:16 PM
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Oh that's a bunch of crap! LOL

Does it not need to be composted?
No

But your homeowner would probably prefer it to be
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:01 PM
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Horse manure for some reason is supposed to have higher N content according to my composting book an around here you can get all the aged horse manure you want for free. I was thinking about getting a few truck loads. I am thinking aged means dry and well broken down.
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Old 03-27-2009, 08:04 PM
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People around here just make tea out of it raw. Then do a drench for lawns or gardens.
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Old 03-28-2009, 01:32 PM
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Should there be a concern for weed seeds germinating? Cows have four stomach chambers to "re-digest" and brake-down intake. With that much "composting", I would assume it is a better product. Horse do not share the same anatomy. This does not take in account the hormones and "fortified" feed that they are fed. And to think milorginite is a beneficial product. Well composted (dry) and aged manure, definitely.
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Old 03-28-2009, 03:07 PM
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More Compost Sourcing Questions

The saga continues:
Chapter 1 - Leaf compost - $19/cu yd - I think it was in a compost pile for 10 days and no screening - a mess to say the least

Chapter 2 - Good looking certified compost from a company called McGill - bought a cu. yd. through a reseller for $25 (McGill's min. is 50 cu. yds). Good product - high price - $100+ to deliver up to 40 cu. yds

Chapter 3 - Wallace Farm compost http://www.wallacefarmproducts.com/home
$17/cu yd / web site says lots of diff. inputs, but the analysis sheet says manure compost. I'm trying to find out exactally what is in it (or does it really matter?) I have attached a copy of the analysis - how does it look? They are about an hour away- getting delivery costs from them.

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Old 03-28-2009, 03:09 PM
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The previous post was supposed to be a new thread - sorry all.
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