The benefits of compost in agriculture.

There are an increasing number of incentives available to farmers to move to alternative, non-chemical farming methods. Organic compost is a strategic requirement for the success of these initiatives. According to soil experts, using compost on agricultural land not only reduces runoff from fields, but also improves the physical, chemical and biological properties of soils, increasing the aeration and drainage of dense soils, and the water-holding capacity and aggregation of poor or sandy soils.

According to WRAP sustainable soil organic matter management is fundamental to mitigating the impact of extreme weather conditions on soils and in maintaining optimum yields. Rising chemical fertiliser prices and the negative environmental impacts of chemical fertilisers means that peat free botanical compost is the obvious solution for farmers.

Our course grade 40mm PAS 100 certified compost is ideal for spreading on agricultural land.


Digestate produced from Anaerobic Digestion (AD) is a slurry form of compost and another sustainable replacement to current widespread chemical fertilizer applications. In addition to the nutritional value digestate provides it is also a great soil improver due to the high organic matter it contains. Like compost this organic matter acts as a slow release fertilizer and improves drainage and structure to soils. The benefits of digestate use in agriculture can be found on the WRAP website, visit here for further information.

Resourceful Earth is moving towards AD as a more efficient method of organics recycling and green energy production.  Our rural site near Keynsham, Bristol is surrounded by farmland and is therefore ideally placed to provide a regular and reliable source of sustainable organic fertiliser to nearby farmers.

For further information on the benefits of compost and digestate in agriculture visit WRAP’s website .

Contact Resourceful Earth for further information or a quote.

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