Answers to Frequently Asked Questions...
· It weighs 1100 to 1400 pounds per yard. This varies with the moisture content.
· The ph is approximately 7.00.
· Compost is a soil amendment and still needs fertilizer of some sort. A true compost should have an N-P-K value of around 1-1-1 and a nearly 100% availability to the crops planted in the compost.
· Large amounts 12 to 32 yards, can be delivered. Contact us by phone or email for delivery charges. This is usually the best way to go for large orders.
For orders of 6 yards or less please contact us and we will refer you to someone who is able to deliver smaller amounts of compost more economically.
· A pickup will haul 1 to 3 yards depending on its size.
· Studies indicate compost does its very best in poor soil when 25% to 75% is used. Obviously this ratio would not work on a golf course application.
· Our compost is approved for use in MOFGA certified crops. We are a type I IA facility which means we can use any ingredient coming from the farm (manure, hay, etc.) and also food waste. Food waste for us is, primarily, fish products of various kinds.
· Humus is just that. Compost is a greatly stepped up version in that in addition to having about the same amount of organic matter (roughly 50%), it has been brought to 1300 F to 1600 F for several weeks. This heating can only occur if several different ratios are adhered to and monitored during the curing process. C:N must be about 30:1, moisture must be 50% to 70%, and CO2 must be 18:3. If all of this is done correctly, compost will evolve containing many different bacteria, thermophiles fungi, and enzymes in addition to humus or organic matter. What small amount of fertilizer value it may have is of very high quality and will have residual carry over for 2 or 3 years.
· Compost, because of the high temperatures involved, kills pathogens and all weed seed gardeners really appreciate this characteristic.
· The bottom line is, it smells very earthy when completely cured and can be used almost any where for better plants.