Using Compost in Agriculture

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Paperback - June 2013 - AU $25.00

Covers the basics in composting, commercial composting and what compost means for your farming practices.

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 practices.

Details

Paperback | June 2013 | $ 25.00
ISBN: 9781742565187 | 106 pages
Publisher: NSW Department of Primary Industries
Colour photographs

Contents

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