This page was updated April 2009
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ANSWER: Aged horse manure - a great soil amendment for the garden
About using animal manure and composting
Animal manure is a secret ingredient which many home gardeners overlook. Manure offers many benefit.
The best practice is to plow manure into the soil a season or two before planting food, or to compost it thoroughly before use. Purchased, bagged manure is composted and often tested for viable weeds and excess salt.
Composting - Rural/Cropland: