Significant and Varied Benefits

Compost creates healthy soil conditions, thus enabling productive, efficient plant growth without the use of chemical fertilizers.  The overuse of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and industrial farming techniques have created significant environment and health problems.  The growing organic movement and increasing conversion to sustainable farming practices is expected to drive demand for high quality compost.

Physical Benefits

  • Improves soil structure, porosity and density
  • Increases infiltration and permeability of heavy soils
  • Improves water holding capacity

Biological Benefits

  • Controls or suppresses certain soil-borne plant pathogens
  • Supplies beneficial microorganisms to soils and growing media

Chemical Benefits

  • Supplies a variety of macro and micronutrients
  • Supplies signifcant quantities of organic matter
  • Improves cation exchange capacity (“CEC”) of soils, thus improving their ability to hold nutrients for plant use
  • Improves and stabilizes soil pH

Additional Benefits

  • Climate change mitigation
  • Erosion control
  • Wetland restoration
  • Weed control
  • Binds and degrades specific pollutants
  • Degrades compounds