The Farm Compost Demonstration project is the largest compost trial in Australia.

It was established by the Southern Metropolitan Regional Council (SMRC), supported by the State Government, as a means of generating interest in the use of compost in both broad-acre (cereal) and horticultural farming.

The Farm Compost Demonstration project is a two-year trial where participating farms are incorporating compost into their farming practices.

SMRC compost is produced in a state-of-the-art in-vessel composting plant where a comprehensive quality control program ensures it adheres to Australian Compost Quality Standards.

Results from the broad-acre and horticultural program are available below.

Approximately twenty broad-acre farms growing wheat, barley, oats and canola used SMRC compost and their normal fertiliser program.
The latest results can be downloaded from the links below.

Final Report Available

25/9/2006

Click on the download button above to obtain a copy of the Final Report for this project – note file size is approx 4Mb.

Up to 39% increase in wheat yields

14/11/2005

Results from 2004 show significant increases in wheat yields with compost use over the control areas. Follow the links on this page to download the full results for 2004.

Twenty five horticultural properties growing wine and table grapes, stone fruit, apples, pears, avocados, olives turf and citrus included compost into their fertiliser program.
The latest results can be downloaded from the links below.

Improved fruit sugars and yields

28/7/2005

Results are now available for the 2004/05 season. Use the link above to download.

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