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(as) rare as rocking horse manure

slang Extremely rare or unlikely; all but, or most likely, impossible or non-existent. Primarily heard in Ireland. An honest person in politics? Yeah, that's as rare as rocking horse manure. I'm sorry to say, but the part this engine needs is rare as rocking horse manure. They haven't manufactured these in nearly 50 years!
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rocking horse manure

slang Something is extremely rare or unlikely; all but, or most likely, impossible or non-existent. Typically used in the phrase "(as) rare as rocking horse manure." An honest person in politics? Yeah, that's as rare as rocking horse manure. I'm sorry to say, but the part this engine needs is rare as rocking horse manure. They haven't manufactured these in nearly 50 years!
See also: horse, manure, rocking

like flies to manure

Rur. eagerly gathering in large numbers. (Has unpleasant connotations because of the reference to manure.) Look at all them folks going to the freak show like flies to manure. The reporters hovered around the movie star like flies to manure.
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rocking-horse manure

something extremely rare. Australian informal
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Manure is typically applied to fields in the spring and fall, periods that do not coincide with plant nutrient uptake.
District Court for the Eastern District of Washington held that certain animal waste--particularly runoff manure originally applied to fields as fertilizer--should be considered "solid waste" under RCRA's definition of the term.
Sarthak Aggarwal, Managing Director at AllThatGrows, further informed, "AllThatGrows is launching Organic Vermicompost and Leaf Manure and makes it available in a convenient packaging and at a pocket-friendly price.
Residual effects of a single manure application in the years after application are usually small and can be hard to detect (Bhogal etal.
Amongst the manures, poultry manure (PM) and goat manure (GM) showed far better results for carrot growth and yield parameters, followed by sewage sludge (SS) and pressmud (PrM) and FYM, respectively.
This is the second year that Oregon Dairy has celebrated Earth Day with the manure giveaway, which has become so popular it is now an annual event.
Composting methods in solid and liquid phases play an important role in circulation of nutrients in manure and can affect as much as 88.
The idea behind the Manure Phosphorus Extraction System (MAPHEX) is to remove the phosphorus and concentrate it in a form that's easier to manage, says Clinton Church, an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) environmental chemist at University Park, Pennsylvania--a state that boasts 531,000 milking cows and ranks fifth in the nation in dairy production.
Application of fresh manure or slurry on the soil surface can result in volatilization losses as high as 50% of the total N in some situations [8].
The California dairy has been described by the environmental group Public Justice Food Safety and Health Project as a dairy that over applies manure, allows manure to sit in unlined cesspools causing contamination ".
Chicken manure, for example, is especially high in ammonia, phosphorous and nitrogen.
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Manure applications can change soil porosity, bulk density, hydraulic conductivity, and nutrient availability, thus affecting root growth and distribution.
The objective of this study was to use a set of soil health indicators to measure the effects of farm manure (FM) application and cropping pattern on Pakistan soils.
If you use your chickens in the garden, you can also harvest rich manure to create homemade fertilizer, and put your flock to work mixing organic wastes into superb compost.