The composting process is driven by a complex feeding pattern that involves hundreds of different organisms and microbes that feed on the organic residues. The microbes formed during decomposition require oxygen, moisture and food in order to grow and multiply. When these resources are maintained at optimal levels, the natural decomposition process is greatly accelerated. Their activity generates significant heat, as they transform the organic feedstock into a stable soil conditioner. The composting process includes a high temperature phase that sanitizes the product and a lower temperature phase that allows the compost to stabilize and become agronomically viable
BENEFITS OF PURE ORGANIC COMPOST
•Improves soil structure and porosity – creating a better plant root environment.
•Increases moisture infiltration and permeability, and reduces bulk density of heavy soils—improving moisture infiltration rates and reducing erosion and runoff.
•Improves the moisture holding capacity of light soils – reducing water loss and nutrient leaching, and improving moisture retention.
•Provides plant nutrients
•Improves the cation exchange capacity (CEC) of soils—improving their ability to retain nutrients for plant use.
•Supplies organic matter.
•Supplies beneficial microorganisms to soils and assists in their proliferation.
•May encourage biological disease suppression.
•Encourages vigorous root growth.
•Allows plants to more effectively utilize nutrients, while reducing nutrient loss by leaching.
•Enables soils to retain nutrients longer.
•Contains humus – assisting in soil aggregation and making nutrients more available for plant uptake.
•Buffers soil pH.
•Binds and degrades specific pollutan