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Manure application rates for fruit trees

In addition to rivetting information about soil, Robert Kourik's Designing and Maintaining Your Edible Landscape Naturally is chock full of what may be my very favorite thing in life --- well researched lists!  I took copious notes and even made a few spreadsheets, preparing for the hard day when I have to return the book to the library.

Now, I understand that some of you may find lists less tantalizing than I do.  In fact, my father told me that spreadsheets give him shivers, and not the excited ones they give me.  So, I promise you some tempting tidbits along with the lists.  And for you list-lovers --- start salivating now!  These lists are good!
Species
Annual horse manure (lbs.)
Annual horse manure (4 gallon buckets)
Buckets of horse manure for trees less than 5 years old
Apple
90
3.6
0.9 - 1.8
Cherry
70
2.8
0.7 - 1.4
Grape
15
0.6
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Peach/ nectarine
80
3.2
0.8 - 1.6
Pear
80
3.2
0.8 - 1.6
Plum
80
3.2
0.8 - 1.6





This post is part of our lunchtime series reviewing Robert Kourik's Designing and Maintaining your Edible Landscape Naturally.  Read all of the entries:





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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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