How Do Manure Fertilizers Work?

Manure contains nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, trace nutrients and soil microorganism stimulants. These add nutrients to the soil and increases soil micro-organisms. As a result, soil structure is improved, contributing to overall plant health.


Manures, depending on the amount of organic matter present, can add bulk and structure to the soil, which increases water holding capacity. This is particularly important in more arid climates. Generally speaking, manure is a low cost fertilizer source.


Any grower knows there is a degree of uncertainty when using manure as a fertilizer, including variable nutrient content of the manure, the availability of manure nutrients to crops and application variability. Applying too little can lead to inadequate crop growth. Applying too much can reduce crop quality, increase risk of plant diseases and increase the risk of contamination of surface or groundwater. Steer and dairy manures with low organic matter can have excess salt levels. Fresh manures can have excessive amounts of nitrogen, which can burn plants. The actual amount of area animals use to create manure is usually more than the area being used for gardening, so there are ecological tradeoffs to be considered.

What Are Fertilizer Boosters?

Fertilizer boosters serve as a stimulator for plant roots, allowing plants to be more efficient in their uptake of moisture and nutrients found in soil. Fertilizer boosters are particularly useful in arid climates or in soils lacking sufficient nutrients because they take full advantage of the nutrients and water that is available.

How BioWash Helps You

BioWash is a proprietary blend of natural plant ingredients that electromagnetically stimulates the roots of plants to help them better absorb essential nutrients and moisture from the soil. In the case of manure fertilizer, BioWash capitalizes on the improved water retention created by addition of manure fertilizers by encouraging fuller utilization of available nutrients in the retained water. Earlier maturity, higher yields, less fertilizer needed, lower cost to the grower….. those are results we can all live with.