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Using Compost in Agriculture

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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. 


  • 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

106 pages, A4 paperback. NSW DPI.