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Old December 6, 2016   #2
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In my opinion all manure needs to be thoroughly composted before using on a vegetable garden. Hot, or fresh manure has the possibility of spreading disease and can be full of weed seeds. Fresh manure can also be high in nitrogen and could burn plants. Composted, or at least a year old manure is quite beneficial by the addition of organics to the soil. There are some manures that are not hot when fresh, like llama poop.

While beneficial to the soil, manure can be harmful if you are not careful. Spreading now, tilling in and letting it age in the soil over winter may be OK, but I still would wait another season.
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