fertilizers - Knowledgebase Question

Tempe, AZ (Zone 8B)
Question by morones
October 12, 2005
Can dog manure be used as a fertilizer for
trees and shrubs ?

Answer from NGA
October 12, 2005


It isn't a good idea from a health standpoint to use manure from meat-eating animals as fertilizer. This would include dogs, cats, pigs, etc. The concern is with pathogens that the manure contains. I'd bury the waste rather than use it as a fertilizer for trees and shrubs.

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