Table 26. Micronutrient Content Of Various Materials1

Quantities In Lb/Ton; fresh weight basis for manure, otherwise dry weight basis

BoronCopperironmanganesemolybdenumzinc
Organic
Manure
Cow0.030.010.270.020.0020.03
Horse0.030.010.080.020.0020.03
Sheep0.020.010.320.020.0020.05
Pig0.080.010.560.040.0020.12
Poultry
Cage layer0.120.030.930.180.0110.18
Broiler0.080.062.00.460.0070.25
Hay
Legume≤ 50.020.20.20.0060.1
Nonlegume0.010.140.06
Straw0.0090.270.06
Average0.20.010.20.40.01-0.0010.05
Alfalfa pellets0.090.020.60.060.03
Seaweed0.10.010.040.10.0020.02
Inorganic
Wood ashes0.60.140161
Sodium nitrate from Chile 0.8

1 Most of the data comes from [21], [19], [90], [26], [33], [2], [69], [43], [44], [47], [70], [81], [85], [61], [79], [92], [93], [88], [94], [55], [50], [71], [72], [1]. Data on alfalfa pellets was taken from the label attached to bags of pellets sold at the Farmers Union in Farmington, Maine.   [return to top]

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