What is Compost?
Compost consists of
organic materials derived from plants and some animal material that has
been decomposed largely through aerobic decomposition (with oxygen). The
process of composting is simple and is practiced by individuals in
their homes, farmers on their land, and by industries and cities through
contracts with composting businesses.
Compost is rich in nutrients. It is used in gardens, landscaping, horticulture, and agriculture. The compost itself is beneficial for the land in many ways, including as a soil conditioner, a fertilizer to add vital humus or humic acids, and as a natural pesticide for soil. In ecosystems, compost is useful for erosion control, land and stream reclamation and wetland construction.