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Manure

Manures are a great source of nutrients; they also bring beneficial microorganisms and can boost the Soil Organic Matter (SOM) content. Manures can however be delicate to work with as they generally need to be aged or composted properly to prevent root ''burn'' when fresh and too potent.

Our manure products are locally-sourced from animals strictly fed on herbicide-free hay and/or feed (ideally local). They are aged to prevent root burn as needed. Best practice with manure generally is to apply it to your soil in the fall to allow plenty of time for organic matter to break down, and for nutrients to become available to plants. Alternatively, spring application can be a good option so long as the aged manure is well mixed with the soil to prevent root burn (exposition to excessive nitrogen in the form of ammonia).

We also are pleased to carry our customer favourites —insect frass and worm castings! These gentle manures can be applied anytime without fear of burning.

Each type of manure has its specific typical nutrient content. More details here.

Specific weight of manure varies depending on moisture content, with typical value at 400 kg/m3.