OFS managed the largest Farm Compost Demonstration project in Australia.

This project 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 crops.

The Farm Compost Demonstration project was a two-year trial where participating farms incorporated compost into their farming practices.

SMRC compost was 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 results can be downloaded from the links below.

Up to 39% increase in wheat yields


Full Report


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 results can be downloaded from the links below.

Results – Improved fruit sugars and yields
Project Manager

Organic Farming Systems

PO Box 419, Cottesloe
Western Australia 6911
Tel: 9384 3789
Fax: 9384 3379
Email: compost@organicfarming.com.au

'Using SMRC Compost on Your Farm' Booklet

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