Affect of improving soil organic matter with compost on broad-acre crop production

Today, most agricultural businesses in Western Australia are using synthetic fertilisers to feed nutrients into their crops. Compost can be thought of as a source of nutrients, however, it also offers the potential of long term solutions for sustainable soil management which fertilisers alone are unable to achieve.

20 broad-acre farms were to be selected in 2004 to participate over a two year period as part of a program to develop the market for compost made from household waste.