West Madison Ag Research Station produces leaf/manure compost each season which is available for sale (by delivery only) at $46/cubic yard plus delivery fee of $2.16/mile round-trip.  This is an excellent soil amendment that meets certified compost standards. Please call 829-1162 to arrange delivery.

Compost is superior to fertilizer because it creates a more resilient growing environment:

  • it is a complete, balanced nutrient product of macro and micro (trace) minerals
  • it has an ideal C:N ratio (25:1 to 40:1)
  • it provides slow release of nutrients to the plants
  • it improves cation exchange capacity
  • it improves soil moisture retention
  • it is full of biological diversity