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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!
See also: horse, manure, rare, rocking

like flies to manure

Gathering around in large numbers with intense, irresistible interest. We brought out the water slide for the party and the kids came running like flies to manure. Whenever I park my Ferrari, there's inevitably a crowd that forms around to gawk at it, like flies to manure.
See also: flies, like, manure

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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Environmental benefits associated with manure irrigation include reduced vehicle emissions and wear and tear on roads because the liquid is transported by pipeline instead of by tanker truck.
Manure is typically applied to fields in the spring and fall, periods that do not coincide with plant nutrient uptake.
John F, Pain BF, Chambers BJ, Williams J (2000) Plant uptake of nitrogen from the organic nitrogen fraction of animal manures: a laboratory experiment.
Key words: Turnip (Brassica rapa L), Organic manures (FYM, PM, GM, PrM, SS), Inorganic fertilizers (NPK), Growth parameters, Yield.
The present study was carried out to determine the effect of conventional and conservation tillage system in combination with farmyard manure application on cotton yield attributes for three years (2012, 2013 and 2014).
A significant amount of manure is produced in addition to meat and milk, which directly relates to concerns of environment conservation.
The application of dairy manure did not significantly affect pH in mudflat saline soil, and the pH decreased with increasing biomass of tilled green manures in May and September 2013 (Figure 3(b)).
21, 2015, 10:47 AM), http://www.capitalpress.com/Dairy/20150121/ease-could-im pact-dairies-livestock-operations-nationwide [https://perma.cc/4QLT-M6VC?type=image] (reporting that, before Cow Palace, RCRA had never been applied to manure handling).
In Sindh, abundant organic manures like cattle, goat, farm yard and poultry manure are locally available but are not properly exploited and utilized.
The use of organic fertilizers, particularly poultry and cow manures, are known to benefit soils under such adverse environment through improving soil physical and chemical properties, thereby enhancing crop productivity (Abusuwar and El Zilal, 2010).
Organic manures are generally slow releasers of nutrients compared with the inorganic fertilisers.
Organic manures on decomposition releases several components like nitrogen, magnesium, potassium and calcium in the soil.
Anaerobic biodigestion by itself adds value to animal manure due to the benefits of energy recycling, as pointed out in studies that reported yields of up to 238L biogas.kg volatile solids [(VS).sup.-1] for swine manure (ORRICO et al., 2015) and 250 L biogas.kg [VS.sup.-1] for cattle manure (SIMM et al., 2017).
Most farmers have a manure management plan and this will identify where it is safe to spread livestock manures and dirty water to avoid causing water pollution.
Anyone who raises livestock on a farmstead knows that much of animal husbandry revolves around properly handled manure. To be sure, one of the greatest benefits of livestock is their manure, which is just as valuable as the milk, meat, or eggs that your animals produce.