Does fresh manure kill plants?
Similarly one may ask, can manure kill plants?
Before manure can be used to fertilize plants, it must go through an aging process called composting. In this process, fresh manure sits for 3 to 12 months. As the manure ages, nitrogen changes into a form that won't burn plants, and any pathogens present in the manure are also killed.
Just so, how do you use fresh cow dung for plants?
Manure can also contain weed seeds. Compost fresh manure before using it on the vegetable garden to kill pathogens and weed seeds. Some manure may also contain too much sodium for healthy plant growth, depending on how the cattle were fed.
Proper use of manure in the garden can supply your plants with nutrients and help improve soil structure. Adding too much manure can lead to nitrate leaching, nutrient runoff, excessive vegetative growth and, for some manures, salt damage.