Being an agricultural community, Indians have numerous cows in their homes for many centuries. They raise cows not just for its milk, but sometimes for its manure. When the number of cows increased, their dung became a problem to deal. As a result, the idea of using cow dung compost in gardening and agriculture has emerged.
Advantages of manure compost
By mixing the compost, one can increase the nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, and other nutrients to the soil without hurting the plant. There will be many beneficial bacteria in the compost that helps to dissolve nutrients to the plant. Another important aspect is that compost reduces the smell of cow manure. There are steps to follow to reduce the smell. Compost can also be used as a conditioner to the soil as the compost is moist.
Some people advocate not to use raw manure for making compost. They recommend to dry them before making compost. The main idea behind this is that after drying the common bacteria and all other dangerous pathogens will be destroyed.
How to make cow dung compost
Add sprouted cowpeas (250 grams), ripe banana (250 grams), cow dung (1 kilogram), cow’s urine (1 Litre), and a handful of soil into water (20 litres) and keep it aside for three days. Later dilute 1 litre of compost in 10 litres of water and can be used in the garden. This mixture will not provide an immediate result as chemical fertilisers give, but the result will be there, and it will be organic.