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Hawaii ranks number two in increased use of number two for fertilizing acreage.

According to lawn care company LawnStarter, the number of Aloha State acres fertilized with manure increased nearly 34 percent between 2007 and 2012, second only to Louisiana’s 44.5 percent increase.

Raw acreage numbers in mainland states were much higher than in Hawaii for obvious reasons, but the LawnStarter ranking measures percentage change for the period.

Acreage figures were taken from the agricultural census conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which is conducted every five years.

The higher cost of commercial fertilizer is seen as a contributing factor to the increase of manure usage, according to the LawnStarter study.

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