Mar 4, 2010

Making and Using Compost for Organic Farming - eXtension

Compost provides many benefits as a soil amendment and source of organic matter, improving soil biological, chemical, and physical characteristics:
Increases microbial activity
Enhances plant disease suppression
Increases soil fertility
Increases cation exchange capacity
Improves soil structure in clayey soils
Improves water retention in sandy soils
Reduces bio-availability of heavy metals
Overview of the Composting Process

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