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night soil

human feces used for fertilizer.

night soil

(nīt soyl)
Human feces used for fertilizer.
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Egg burden into the environment also depends on the fraction of the total nightsoil production used for fertilization, [[beta].
An important factor to sustaining the disease cycle in this area is that fertilization practices make extensive use of nightsoil that is moved from residential pit latrines to field storage pits without treatment and with minimal holding times.
Using nightsoil as a fertilizer is an important component of China's integrated urban agriculture system.
Around the world, from Vietnam to Bangladesh, simple ponds have been successfully fertilized by an adjoining pig pen, or by the waste from ducks, kitchen trash, gardens, or nightsoil.