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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.
See also: flies, like, manure

rocking-horse manure

something extremely rare. Australian informal
See also: manure
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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.
This Comment argues that, in light of the court's reasoning in Cow Palace and despite an apparent regulatory exclusion, animal manure that is overapplied to fields (making it useless as fertilizer) necessarily constitutes not only a "solid waste" under RCRA but also a "hazardous waste.
Manure is typically applied to fields in the spring and fall, periods that do not coincide with plant nutrient uptake.
However, spraying liquid manure through an irrigation nozzle can also result in zoonotic microorganisms becoming airborne, increasing the likelihood of humans coming into contact with them.
The extra N uptake after manure application indicated that there was extra N mineralisation due to organic N in the manures and due to remineralisation of immobilised N.
It's production, in Pakistan can be increased by increasing per hectare yield This goal can be achieved by adopting many agronomic practices, one of the most important of these, is the judicoius application of different manures and fertilizers.
This is corresponded with the term of land budget which is one of nutrient budget types including farm and soil budget suggested in nutrient budgets [3], As per the explanation about nutrient budget, land budget facilitates the measurement of nutrients including all the influences to the nature using model calculations based on manure and fodder production.
Keywords: Nitrogen content, manures, volatilization, open lots.
Cat, dog and pig manures are a disease threat because they may contain harmful pathogens and parasites.
Wherever manure ends up, its decomposition releases volatile fatty acids, aromatics, sulfides, amides, and alcohols that are responsible for the odors.
This research was a part of a project to determine mineralization of three levels (150, 300 and600 lb/acre Nitrogen equivalent) of organic manures (chicken and dairy) under sweet corn crop (Zea mays L.
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.
Putting a value on lowering your risk of catching Lyme disease is pretty difficult--we can, however, estimate the value of the chicken manure fertilizer you can harvest from each bird.
An ideal green manure crops should possess the following traits: it should be of short duration show and high seedling vigour; should have fibrous root system; ability to produce high green bio-mass and N in 5-6 weeks; site specific i.
Keywords: Forage oat, crude protein, organic manures, nitrogen, phosphorus, Avena sativa L.