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State the differences between manure and fertilizer.

Last updated date: 23rd May 2024
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Hint: Both Manure and Fertilizers are used to enhance plant growth. While one is naturally made and the other is artificially manufactured. 

Complete answer:
Some differencens beteween Manure and fertilizers are given below.
Manure Fertilizer
Manure is an organic substance that is obtained from decomposition of vegetables and animal waste.Fertilizers are inorganic substances manufactured in factories.
Manures are relatively less rich in plant nutrients, they only remove general deficiency of soil.Fertilizers are very rich in plant nutrients like Nitrogen[N], Phosphorus [P], Potassium [K].
They add humus to soil by providing organic substances and nutrients.They ensure healthy growth and development of plants by providing nutrients however lack to add humus to soil.
The addition of manure to soil does not require any special guideline.The addition of fertilizer to soil requires special guidelines like dose time and post addition precautions should be followed to avoid mineral toxicity.
Manure is not readily soluble in water thus it is absorbed by plants slowly.Fertilizers are readily soluble in water thus are rapidly absorbed by plants.
It protects the environment and helps in recycling farm waste.Its excessive use causes water pollution and can not replenish organic matter of soil.

Note: Fertilizers provide faster and more growth of plants on the cost of its quality and productivity while manures ensure slow and healthier growth of plants along with maintaining humus of soil.