Manure

Asked January 13, 2020, 11:51 AM EST

I have an opportunity to acquire some Cow Manure. Not sure of the technical term; However; this manure has had the liquids removed. Is there a residual amount of nutrients left in the solids to be a good addition to our garden. And if so, do You know aproximately what the nutrient content could be? Thank You in advance

Hennepin County Minnesota

1 Response

Hi, This info from the U explains the nutrients for different animal manures, including cow. Different factors, such as how the manure has been managed, can affect those nutrients: https://extension.umn.edu/manure-land-application/manure-characteristics You can have manure tested, and here are MDA-approved sites for that testing: https://www2.mda.state.mn.us/webapp/lis/manurelabs.jsp If all of that is more than you’re interested in doing, I think it’s safe for your garden as long as the manure is “seasoned,” (not fresh). It is always a good idea to have your soil tested: http://soiltest.cfans.umn.edu/