It All Starts With Waste: compost can help with fertilizer costs

Farmers may be looking for new methods of crop nutrition, as synthetic fertilizer prices continue to climb.

One way to get nutrients into the soil is by composting waste, or trash, on your fields. Living Soils Compost Lab says that it all starts with knowing what to do with waste.

According to lab director Zach Wright, “By composting and composting correctly, we can utilize those waste streams and turn them into-- well, a fertility in itself, not to mention sort of a habitat for soil microbiology to live in and consume, continue the, I guess, the growth process because we want to grow plants simultaneously to our soil. And with compost, I guess in my humble opinion, I feel like we can achieve that.”


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