[NAFEX] pH question

Richard O'Barr topgun at otelco.net
Tue May 1 21:24:04 EDT 2007


For the chicken manure you need to know whether it is from a broiler house or from a laying house. The latter has a lot of I think it is oyster shell in it and would drive the Ph up higher.
I assume you are interested in organics mainly, but if not, ammonium sulphate is quite acidic, more so than ammonium nitrate I believe.
Other Nafexers will give you more on this.
Topgun
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jerrydana5 at aol.com 
  To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org 
  Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 1:43 PM
  Subject: [NAFEX] pH question


  I have put a lot of horse manure on my garden spot, with the result that it is very fertile, but the pH is too high, due to (I was told) the amount of horse urine, which produced Ammonium hydroxide, which raised the pH too much.  Besides sulfur any suggestions for what to put on it?  I know pine needles is a possibility.  How about chicken manure, since I suddenly have a source of some?  How long should it be composted before spreading?  Jerry in southern Indiana





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