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A broad and active community of helpful microbes distinguishes good compost from bad, which may be lacking in microorganisms or dominated by pathogenic or dangerous species.

A balanced mixture of bacteria, fungus, protozoa, and nematodes should be present in good compost because they all cooperate to break down organic matter and release nutrients that plants can utilise. When the organic matter has properly decomposed, the compost should also smell pleasingly earthy.

On the other hand, poor compost may smell bad or include a small number of organisms that are dominant, which can disrupt the cycling of nutrients and potentially harm plants. Compost that is dominated by anaerobic bacteria, on the other hand, may emit foul odors and dangerous toxins, while compost that is lacking in microorganisms may not have sufficient nutrients to sustain plant growth.

Compost quality can also be ensured by routinely evaluating it for nutrient content and microbial variety. You can enhance soil health, increase nutrient availability, and encourage plant development by utilizing high-quality compost.

We use a range of organic materials, such as leaves, grass clippings, and food waste, we mix them together in precise quantities to produce the right carbon-to-nitrogen ratio in order to ensure that our compost is of high quality.  We do weekly temperature checks to ensure the product available is fully decomposed.

There is an intricate relationship between soil organisms and plant growth. At Turfnet we understand the role of compost in enhancing soil health and advancing sustainable agriculture.

Compost can improve soil water retention and decrease erosion in addition to supplying nutrients, which can result in more effective irrigation water utilization and less nutrient loss from runoff. By supplying a diverse microbial community that can outcompete dangerous pathogens, compost can also aid in the suppression of soil-borne plant diseases.

Overall, compost can assist to rehabilitate degraded soils, increase crop yields, and foster community and environmental health. 

We send our compost for routine analysis to soil laboratories in order to evaluate the nutrient content and microbial diversity. 

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