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Categories: Soils, Fertilizers and Irrigation

Hog manure is rather a rank and strong fertilizer, usually very rich,

although the quality of it depends upon how well the hogs have been fed

- that from grain-fed hogs being notably better. The valuation of hog

manure ranges from $2.50 to $3.25 per ton, according to the feeding as

noted, while ordinary stable manure may be worth from $2 to $2.75 per

ton. It is not a good idea to apply these organic manures directly for

the growth of potatoes. It is better to apply them to the land for the

growth of a grain or forage crop, plowing in the stubble and using the

land for potatoes the following year. If you wish to fertilize directly

for potatoes, the use of a commercial fertilizer containing a good

amount of potash would be a better proposition.