Rabbit Manure Nutrients

Rabbit manure contains many trace elements such as calcium, magnesium, boron, zinc, manganese, sulfur, copper and cobalt.

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Rabbit manure has an approximate value of 3.7% nitrogen. It is higher in nitrogen than sheep, goat, chicken, cow or horse manure. 

 

Nitrogen:

  • Cultivates healthy soil and soil biomes

  • Plants utilize it to produce strong green growth

  • Is broken down into ammonium (not ammonia!) by bacteria and fungi. Excess ammonium then breaks down into nitrate, which plants convert into protein.

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Rabbit manure has an approximate value of 1.3% phosphorus. It is higher in phosphorus than the other manures. 

 

Phosphorus:

  • Helps with the transformation of solar energy to chemical energy 

  • Helps plants withstand stress

  • Contributes to bigger and more numerous blossoms

  • Is great for root growth

  • Is important for seed germination and root development. Fields with low phosphorus levels may not have well-developed root systems, leading to heavily-stressed plants during droughts. These fields will require re-seeding more often. 

  • Is mportant for vegetable, fruit, and grain maturity and quality

  • Improves nitrogen absorption by the crop

Rabbit manure has an approximate value of 3.5% potassium. 

Potassium:

  • Helps with fruit quality

  • Reduces disease

  • Plants will not grow without it

  • Is important for growth, longevity and the over-wintering ability of perennial crops. 

  • Is important for legumes

    • Nodules on legume roots are filled with bacteria that fix, or convert, nitrogen into a form that’s usable by the plant. When legumes are grown on low-potassium soils, the bacteria can’t fix as much nitrogen for the plant. 

  •  Is important for disease resistance 

  • It affects the taste and color of fruit and vegetables 

  • Levels in soil can deplete more quickly than levels of phosphorus

    • Crops remove significantly more potassium at harvest time

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