[nafex] Wool tags as mulch

del stubbs pinewoodel at hotmail.com
Tue Nov 27 09:27:08 EST 2001


Interesting Lucky, I have always heard sheep manure is of the best. Would 
sheep-dip residues be strong enough to present a problem for 
organic-certified farms? I don't know what is in it. I have wondered about 
how quickly wool would actually decompose. At least the old dung might help 
this. Since there is a woolen mill in the area I should be able to find wool 
tags as well.  Del


>  I'd not considered the
>dung/urine component of dirty wool, but depending upon the level of
>soiling, it could conceivably be source of N, resulting in some enhanced
>growth in plants mulched with wool.
>Lucky


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