What is a manure spreader called?
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Manure is a natural fertilizer. To make manure,
decomposition of plants and animal waste is done by farmers.
The product of this decomposition is a material rich in organic
matter which we call manure. Manure does not have a high
content of nutrients. Instead, it gives fertility to the soil by
adding humus (organic component of the soil). This improves
the soil’s physical properties, with better retention of moisture
and more aeration. And since manure is made entirely of
organic materials it does not contribute to any form of
pollution. In fact, it reduces waste on the farm, by
decomposing waste materials to make manure
Manure, organic material that is used to fertilize land, usually consisting of the feces and urine of domestic livestock, with or without accompanying litter such as straw, hay, or bedding. Farm animals void most of the nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium that is present in the food they eat, and this constitutes an enormous fertility resource. In some countries, human excrement is also used. Livestock manure is less rich in nitrogen, phosphorus, and potash than synthetic fertilizers and hence must be applied in much greater quantities than the latter. A ton of manure from cattle, hogs, or horses usually contains only 10 pounds of nitrogen, 5 pounds of phosphorus pentoxide, and 10 pounds of potash. But manure is rich in organic matter, or humus, and thus improves the soil’s capacity to absorb and store water, thus preventing erosion.
A manure spreader or muck spreader or honey wagon is an agricultural machine used to distribute manure over a field as a fertilizer. A typical (modern) manure spreader consists of a trailer towed behind a tractor with a rotating mechanism driven by the tractor’s power take-off (PTO).