Recycled organics compost - drought tolerance benefits
Compost made from recycled organics is an effective, long-term soil conditioner against drought. Recycled organics will improve the water use efficiency of a farm by capturing more water and holding it for longer.
Over time, an increase in organic matter will improve water holding capacity, soil structure, soil porosity and hydraulic conductivity. Recycled organics applied to the soil surface will also reduce soil crusting and improve water infiltration.
This project is supported by the NSW Environment Protection Authority as part of Waste Less, Recycle More, funded from the waste levy.