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mdjlucan

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Horse manure
« on: August 07, 2019, 20:07 »
Horse manure The farmer is giving me loads of this  still got the bedding in it and is this okay to spread over my allotment I知 on a clay soil will this be okay to dig in thanks
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Re: Horse manure
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2019, 20:22 »
If you can see the bedding and it is separate from the manure, you need to stack it and leave it for a few months to rot down. 

If you know there is bedding in there, but the manure looks pretty uniform in colour and texture, it is OK to use.  It will be great for clay soil, either spread over empty ground over winter or dug into the soil.

Lucky you to have such an obliging farmer nearby  :)

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Re: Horse manure
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2019, 20:35 »
It may be worth doing the bean test to make sure there is no Aminopyralid weedkiller residue in it.
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If buying in manure that may be contaminated, then I would test it by mixing 50:50 with a known multi-purpose compost and try growing a tomato plant or bean and seeing what happens.
https://www.allotment-garden.org/garden-diary/257/aminopyralid-herbicide-residue-in-manure-killing-crops/

The problem hasn't gone away, it just seems to be getting less likely...
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Re: Horse manure
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2019, 06:31 »
This is the horse manure I was talking about
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Re: Horse manure
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2019, 08:54 »
we have used horse manure for many years with no problems but I understand Mum's concerns about aminopyralid weed killers that some farmers use on grass fields to kill weeds prior to cutting grass for hay you mite be advised to ask the farmer if he sprays his grass

I know my supplier buys her hay in but the farmer who supplies her doe's not use weed killer on his grass fields also we stack our horse manure around twelve months before using and our ground is a bit on the heavy side but after spreading horse manure and straw the ground cultivates much better with no soil capping

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Re: Horse manure
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2019, 11:57 »
That manure looks absolutely fantastic, nearly good enough to eat!
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