Effective use of cow dung manure for healthy plant growth
Ajay alias Mangtu Ram
Gardens and animals have always had a close relationship. Through the centuries, gardeners have known the value that animal manure adds to the soil and health of plants. The most important significance of cow dung and cow manure is to maintain the organic microbial and mineral micronutrient richness of soil. Cattle manure contains an average of 1.04 percent Nitrogen, 0.15 percent Potassium and 0.78 percent phosphorus and 32 other micronutrients. The Nitrogen release is low and spread over time. Manure applications result in increases in pH, water holding capacity, hydraulic conductivity and infiltration rates. The soil conditioning ability of cow manure due to the amount of quality organic matter, that no fertilizer can match, is reason enough to use it. The soil amending properties of this great natural fertilizer are unbelievable. The present paper is an honest attempt to study the value of cow dung manure as a medicine for plants.