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Buffalo Manure as fertilizer.

Postby Prairie Pen » May 07, 2009 11:54 am

Hi.
Does anyone know whether Bufflao manure would be good as fertilizer when mixed with compost or do you think it might be too strong. My son has lots of it and we were just wondering. I know cow manure can be quite strong and you have to be careful. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Buffalo Manure as fertilizer.

Postby Prairie Pen » May 07, 2009 2:03 pm

Sorry but this was a REALLY stupid question. But don't know how to delete it.
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Re: Buffalo Manure as fertilizer.

Postby kelly_m » May 07, 2009 2:51 pm

I can delete for you if you want, but it is an interesting question and I for one would like to know the answer...out of curiosity, not because I have access to it!
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Re: Buffalo Manure as fertilizer.

Postby Lizcordysmum » May 07, 2009 4:30 pm

Prairie Pen, we have a rule here and on the Plant Talk site...NO question is stupid...all of us want to keep on learning!

I'm waiting for the answer...horse manure I know about, it MUST be aged, or you will get weeds growing in your garden. Same for cow-do, and the sheep do I use IS. I suspect if you mix the buffalo do into your compost and LEAVE it for a year, it would be jim dandy.

If it is hot, smelly, it will burn your seedlings.
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Re: Buffalo Manure as fertilizer.

Postby LeeInEdmonton » May 08, 2009 8:41 pm

I think that the very best manure is chicken manure. During summer holidays when I was a kid, I worked on my Uncle's farm when he was in Saskatchewan. He would spread chicken manure on alkalai spots in his fields. Those sites always produced heavier crop than anywhere else in the fields. Trouble is.....unless you are a farmer with chickens it is not readily available.

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Re: Buffalo Manure as fertilizer.

Postby butterfly » May 08, 2009 8:47 pm

all manure must be aged at least a year so says mark cullen

I do rememebr when the zoo in TO was advertisinf 3-4 years agof or any one to take the elephant manure a they had far too much and Mark cullens said it was the very best
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Re: Buffalo Manure as fertilizer.

Postby Lizcordysmum » May 08, 2009 8:52 pm

The so-called "well-aged" sheep manure I applied to ALL of my flower beds is full of weed seeds. For the first time I am digging up Horsetail. So far, it is winning.

Lee, used to get chicken manure in Surrey...it came complete with feathers...and SMELL. Used it ONCE. We lived in a very nice condo complex then!
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Re: Buffalo Manure as fertilizer.

Postby Hummingbirdv_changed » May 09, 2009 12:22 am

Lizcordysmum wrote:
Lee, used to get chicken manure in Surrey...it came complete with feathers...and SMELL. Used it ONCE. We lived in a very nice condo complex then!

I don't imagine you were very popular with your neighbours at the time. :wink:
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Re: Buffalo Manure as fertilizer.

Postby agedgardener2 » May 09, 2009 1:00 am

My father told me that when he was a boy on the prairie they could tell where the buffalo were killed .He said the grass would grow much higher and when they looked they would find buffalo bones.That would be the carcass but not the manure.His family went west with the RR.JOY
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Re: Buffalo Manure as fertilizer.

Postby Eeyore » May 09, 2009 1:12 pm

I would imagine it should be about the same as cow or sheep manure. Just make sure it is aged.
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