What is farmyard manure (FYM)?


  • Farmyard manure (FYM) refers to the decomposed mixture of animal dung, urine, and litter such as straw or sawdust, along with other organic materials like vegetable and fruit waste, that is used as a natural fertilizer for crops. FYM is an important source of nutrients and organic matter that improves soil structure, texture, and water-holding capacity, thereby enhancing soil fertility and crop productivity. It is commonly used in organic farming as a substitute for synthetic fertilizers.

  • Farmyard manure is a decomposed mixture of dung and urine from farm animals and litter and leftover material from roughages or fodder fed to cattle used to fertilize the land. It’s a natural fertilizer that can be used in gardens and landscaping. Farmyard manure is high in nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, essential nutrients for plants. On average, well-decomposed farmyard manure contains 0.5 percent nitrogen, 0.2 percent phosphorus oxide, and.05 percent potassium oxide. Also, it’s rich in other minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium.

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