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What are the differences between manure from different animals such as cow, pig, bull, etc?

• Most animal manure is feces. • Common forms of animal manure include farmyard manure (FYM) or farm slurry (liquid manure). • FYM also contains plant material (often straw), which has been used as bedding for animals. • This material has absorbed the feces and urine. • Agricultural manure in liquid form, known as slurry. […]

What is Kelp Meal? What are its uses, benefits and drawbacks?

• Kelp meal is a very high-quality organic fertilizer. • Kelp is a type of seaweed that’s harvested in the oceans or along the shore from seaweed that washes ashore. • With an N-P-K ratio of approximately 1-0-2, it is a good source of nitrogen and potassium. • It also contains minerals, amino acids, and […]

What is Leaf Mold? What are its benefits? How to make leaf mold?

Leaf mold is a form of compost produced by the fungal breakdown of shrub and tree leaves.

Overview of Leaf Mold

• These are generally too dry, acidic, or low in nitrogen for bacterial decomposition. • Due to the slow decaying nature of their high carbon content, dry leaves break down far more slowly than […]

What are different characteristics of Wood Ash? – Part 2

What is Wood Ash?

• Ashes from fireplaces and wood burning stoves are a good source of potassium. • It is a lesser source of phosphorus and some micro-nutrients. • The nutrients depend on the type of wood burned. • If your soil has a potassium deficiency, wood ashes can be a good amendment. • […]