E coli

David JD Bell dbell-hvp at m140.aone.net.au
Tue Nov 12 01:57:56 EST 1996

jjca at ix.netcom.com(Juan Calderon) wrote:

>I try to use manure slurries as fertilizer but there is a health
>concern about E Coli. The other bacteria (beneficial)  is very
>appreciated by farmers.
>Please respon to this group or jjca at netcom.com
If your manure is delivered in a solid form, you could try covering it
under a plastic sheets for a couple of weeks. I seem to recall some
work with poultry manure that showed the heat generated by composting
is enough to kill off most of the bad guys. I'm afraid I don't know
how many good guys are killed in the process, or the references of any
published results, so you may have to do some testing.
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