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.