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?


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Answer from NGA
July 24, 1999

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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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