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IIRC you have to let the manure rot for a year before using it: if you apply "fresh" manure it can damage plants ...http://www.gardenbanter.co.uk/edible-gardening/96425-fresh-manure.html
Depends on what ind of manure you are using. Poultry manure (chicken,turkeys) is much more concentrated than equine (horse, donkey, mule) manureand will definitely burn roots. Cattle manure is about in between and mayor may not burn. Aged manure is best in any case. A manure tea is suitablefor transplants. To make the tea, put manure (horse -cattle manurepreferred) is some sort of a sack (feed sack work well) and dunk it into abucket (3 or 5 gallon) or water. Let it sit for 30 minutes or longer,occasionally sloshing the sack around. Then remove the sack and dole outthe water (should now be a deep 'tea;' color) around the transplants.
I suspect that the problem with undiluted manure is that the concentration of salts in it is rather high and this would damage the plants, but I may be talking sh manure here.