West Madison Ag Research Station produces leaf/manure compost each season which is available for sale (by delivery only) at $75/cubic yard (2-yd minimum per order) plus delivery fee of $2.47/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