Clear benefits from regular compost use

Latest WRAP Bulletin on Compost and Digestate Use in Agriculture

The latest edition of the DC-Agri project bulletin is now available. This bulletin reports on field experiments that show clear benefits for farmers from regular compost use and quantifies a number of the benefits, including its contribution to improving soil nitrogen supply, soil microbial activity and soil organic matter.

The research shows:

  • A direct link between the amount of organic matter added by compost (whether green or green/food compost) and improved soil condition. This included an increase in soil organic matter levels.
  • Compost applications have shown to reduce soil shear strength which will maSoil sample on white background_275_207ke cultivation easier to perform and reduce associated fuel costs and machinery wear.

Find out more by visiting the project website

You may also be interested in WRAP’s short video for farmers and agronomists on how to use digestate as a renewable fertiliser.


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