50 Results for compost

Backyard Composting Basics: A Cheatsheet

Compost is an essential tool in the organic farmer or gardener’s toolkit. Made from organic wastes like kitchen scraps, paper, and yard clippings, compost is an effective way to recycle […]

Updated on Jan 4, 2019

20 Ways to Boost Soil Fertility

You diligently took soil tests this winter and now they’ve come back indicating that potassium or phosphorus is low on some fields, here and there you have a zinc deficiency, […]

Updated on Apr 25, 2019

Compost Yard

At our compost yard, long windrows are built from a combination of on-farm wastes—like animal manure and crop residues—and outside materials, like leaves and grass, from local municipalities. We generate […]

Updated on Oct 31, 2018

Learn About Composting from the Experts

We’re big fans of compost. A core practice in organic farming, composting helps reduce waste on the farm. It also creates a valuable byproduct that helps boost soil fertility and […]

Updated on Nov 12, 2018

Compost like a Pro

Learn how to compost effectively in your backyard, no matter how much space you have.

Updated on Mar 1, 2019

How to Innoculate Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi on the Farm, Part 2

Increased populations of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi improve soil health. Innoculum of the fungi are commercially available, but farmers can grow inoculum of the AM fungi indigenous to their farms using a simple and reliable method developed through a collaboration by the USDA and researchers of the Rodale Institute.

Updated on Nov 12, 2018