Q 5.  Explain how fertilisers are different from manure.

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Fertilisers are different from manures in the following ways: 

S. No. Fertiliser Manure
1. Fertiliser is a man-made inorganic salt.

Manure is a natural substance obtained by the decomposition of cattle dung and plant residues.

2. Fertilisers are prepared in factories. Manure can be prepared in the fields.
3. Fertilisers do not provide any humus to the soil. Manure provides a lot of humus to the soil.
4. Fertilisers are very rich in plant nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Manure is relatively less rich in plant nutrients.