Animal Manure - Research

What is common to use in agriculture in Brandenburg/Germany?

Is that harmful for the ground or degradable?

Do the plants absorb it - into the fruits?


According to this study - Greenhouse studies were conducted to determine whether or not plants grown in manure-applied soil absorb antibiotics present in manure. The test crops were corn (Zea mays L.), green onion (Allium cepa L.), and cabbage (Brassica oleracea L. Capitata group). All three crops absorbed chlortetracycline but not tylosin. The concentrations of chlortetracycline in plant tissues were small (2–17 ng g−1 fresh weight), but these concentrations increased with increasing amount of antibiotics present in the manure. This study points out the potential human health risks associated with consumption of fresh vegetables grown in soil amended with antibiotic laden manures. The risks may be higher for people who are allergic to antibiotics and there is also the possibility of enhanced antimicrobial resistance as a result of human consumption of these vegetables.

Therefore it would be useful to know whether the animals from where we get the manure for are being injected with antibiotics and if yes which ones so that we can research further.

What should we think about when organizing animal manure?

  • are the animals injected with antibiotics
  • if yes - which antibiotics

Which animals produce the best manure?

  • chicken
  • cow
  • pig
  • rabbit
  • horse

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  • Last modified: 2019/02/14 19:08
  • by aimeejulia