Aged vs composted manure

Asked May 15, 2020, 7:32 PM EDT

Is it safe to plant vegetables in aged llama manure that's not fully composted? Concern is for bacteria and food safety--not for the plants, themselves.

Thank you in advance

Oregon

3 Responses

Thank you for your question. Here is a comprehensive Extension article on the topic: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/news/turn-manure-compost-your-garden Hope this is helpful. Good luck!

Thank you. Unfortunately this article did not address my question. I didn't see any information on aged vs. composted manure, nor on potential food safety concerns if the manure is not fully composted. Do you know where I might be able to find this information? Thanks again for your help.

How about this? http://soiltest.uconn.edu/documents/foodsafetycompostfactsheet6-14.pdf