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Healthy soil is essential to the farming production system - as important as healthy stock and disease free crops. Compost is as old as agriculture itself and is one of Earth's processes for recycling materials. This guide covers the basics in composting, commercial composting and what compost means for your farming practises.

Compost is a common ingredient in home gardens, but less well-known in commercial agriculture. This book details the benefits of raising levels of soil health by using compost in larger-scale agricultural operations. The standards applying to compost are detailed to ensure a quality product.

  • What is compost
  • What is composting
  • Compost organisms
  • Producing compost on your farm
  • Commercial composting
  • Compost quality
  • Compost maturity
  • Using commercial compost on farm
  • What can go wrong
  • Biosecurity and safety
  • Purchasing
  • What can compost mean for your farming practices

Title          AgGuide - Using compost in agriculture       
Author(s)                   
Pages          106         
ISBN          9781742565187         
Catalogue number          B942         
Year of publish          2013         
Publisher          NSW Department of Primary Industries         
Price          $25.00AUD (inc GST)


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