Technical leaflet 5: Compost – the effect on nutrients, soil health and crop quantity and quality
Provides a short practical guide to different composting techniques and the role and use of compost and fresh manure for different purposes and conditions.
Compost: the effect of nutrients, soil health and crop quantity and quality
Compost is considered by many to be the holy grail of organic farming and growing. This review looks at the research and explores how compost varies according to the ingredients and the way it is made. It studies the evidence for compost improving plant health, quality and promoting disease resistance and summarises the situations in which compost is most useful.