Steer Manure - Knowledgebase Question

El Cajon, CA
Question by cwotwo22
July 24, 1999
I understand steer manure must be worked into the soil and left for several months before planting in it. Howevwer, if I buy composted steer manure can I plant in it immediately after working it into the soil?

Answer from NGA
July 24, 1999


The act of composting helps leach out urea and will also kill most weed seeds. Composted manure is aged-manure; you can plant immediately after working it into your soil.

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