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|Date added||5 July, 2018|
|Category||Extension, Sustainable Agriculture|
|Tags||2016, SWCC, Trial Update|
Demonstrations on dairy farms in the Harvey Dardanup region have helped to clarify how compost might best fit into dairy systems. The demonstrations have generated discussions between industry and other stakeholders that have highlighted the need to clarify the purpose of using compost, the rates that typically fit the purpose, and whether composting is effective on soils with high soil organic matter (SOM).
The dairy industry in Western Australia has been looking into compost for several years following uptake by some Victorian farmers. However, many farmers in WA have tended to look at compost primarily as a source of nutrients, and less so for its effect on biological and physical soil properties. But according to Emeritus Professor Lyn Abbott, who researches soil biology at the University of Western Australia, farmers shouldn’t think that adding compost is the same as adding a fertiliser.