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Making the most of compost

Organic Centre Wales is running a series of workshops on the benefits of using compost, delivered as part of the Farming Connect Organic Development Programme. Maintaining long term soil fertility is a constant struggle for organic, and indeed conventional, farmers. Using composts can make an important contribution to solving the problem by supplying nutrients, promoting biological activity, improving soil structure and suppressing soil borne diseases. There are also opportunities for farmers to get involved in commercial composting which can bring financial benefits too. As well as highlighting the benefits the workshops will tackle some of the barriers both real and perceived to widespread use of composts on farms.

Tony Little from Organic Centre Wales said "Many organic farmers find it difficult to maintain fertility particularly with respect to P and K. Compost is a sustainable and cost effective resource which can make a significant contribution to solving the problem."

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