Compost waste is wonderful on land
THERE was a solid turnout to a field day between Nana Glen and Coramba on Thursday where the benefits of conditioning soil with compost produced from local food and green rubbish were highlighted.
Biomass Solutions is using compost it makes at the England’s Road Waste Station to grow pasture and food crops on a 60 acre riverfront property it purchased in 2009.
Interest in the company’s trials resulted in 70 local graziers and farmers inspecting 12 different varieties of pastures as well as bean crops.
The regional manager for Biomass Solutions, Lee Beckett, said assessments to date on the food and pasture crops were outstanding and there were expectations of high yields.
“Our trials demonstrate that crop yields using a com- binaton of fertilisers and composts can be as good as if not better compared to the use of fertilisers alone,” Mr Beckett said.
“Also, the use of composts will increasingly improve the health and carbon storage capacity of the soil.”