Is it safe to use deer manure on a vegetable garden?

Asked December 17, 2013, 2:29 PM EST

Is it safe to use deer manure on a vegetable garden?

Deschutes County Oregon

1 Response

Hi, No, it is not safe to use deer manure in a vegetable garden. There have been previous cases where deer droppings were linked to E.coli outbreaks in edible food crops causing illness and/or death in humans.

Here is a good publication on Improving Garden Soils with Organic Matter that may be of interest to you:
http://ir.library.oregonstate.edu/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1957/19682/ec1561.pdf

Thanks, Amy Jo