Farm

Armstrong Research and Demonstration Farm

Publication Date

2005

Abstract

For many years, home gardeners have recognized the benefits of applying compost and other soil amendments to their soils. Though not considered a fertilizer by industry standards, compost is universally recognized for improving structure, water-holding capacity, and the nutrient content of our soils. In many gardening systems, including both organic and conventional, compost is often the major soil enrichment product. On occasion, other soil amending products, such as humic acid, have been tried by gardeners in hopes of achieving many of the same benefits of compost, but with less volume and cost.

Copyright Owner

Iowa State University

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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