Thursday, 5 May 2011

Hawkesbury. Showcasing benefits of compost

The NSW government is joining forces with Hawkesbury Harvest to establish five farm demonstration sites to showcase the benefits of compost for sustainable agriculture. The $30,000 project on five flower, vegetable and turf farms will highlight the results of a series of trials that showed compost improves soil quality, increases yield, saves water and reduces nutrient run-off. Recent trials have scientifically demonstrated the benefits of compost in commercial vegetable production. The project will be funded by the Office of Environment Heritage (OEH) and managed by the Compost NSW Market and Industry Development Officer, Darren Fahey.



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