How to manage and monitor organic compost?
Composting is a process of recycling various organic materials, a method used for alternative synthetic fertiliser and other soil. Compost is rich in nutrients that boost plant growth.
Organic fertiliser is used to supply the soil with nitrogen that will provide plants with a required amount of available nitrogen and an excellent source of nutrients to increase the harvest. If you want to improve the condition or retain more moisture on your soil, make use of organic compost that will add nutrients to your soil, or opt on having a clay soil.
Proper management of a compost pile requires monitoring of its temperature, moisture, and condition. Healthy pile conditions are those that promote vigorous microbial activity. At the same time, these microbes also create large amounts of heat which drive high temperatures that destroy weed seeds and pathogens.
So, what is organic fertiliser?
The process of composting requires making a stack of wet organic matter such as leaves, grass, and food waste and wait for these materials to break down into humus after months.
Why then you use organic compost?
Composting harness garden waste to create healthy, organically rich soil that can be added back to the garden to provide additional nutrition for plants. Here are the benefits of composting:
- improve soil structure
- increase soil fertility
- intensify plant’s resistance to diseases
- increase soil biological activity and diversity
Environmental and economic benefits of organic composting
- use of herbicides and chemical fertilisers is reduced
- avoid landfill disposal
- conserve water
- support local compost markets
If you’re into green lifestyle, you may have already been composting. Like having solar panels on your home, composting can lower the carbon footprint of your household. And as a bonus, greenhouses are worth more. When you compost, you keep that waste out of the landfill and turn it into something that’s good.
Management and monitoring
Proper management of a compost pile or windrow requires monitoring of pile temperature, moisture, and condition. Healthy pile conditions are those that promote strong pathogen activity.
Compost stability or maturity is ensured with proper monitoring and management during composting, including product testing. In general, the primary management practice employed to produce compost is aeration, which is commonly done by turning piles or otherwise agitating them.
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