The rising cost of fertiliser inputs and a greater understanding of the importance of soil health has prompted interest in the use of composts as a soil ameliorant.

What exactly are composts and why would you use them in a vegetable production system?

This fact sheet provides a summary ‘breakdown’ on the current knowledge of the benefits and risks of composts, with links to further information available.

This resource has been produced by the Hort Innovation-funded Soil Wealth and ICP project – jointly delivered by RM Consulting Group and VegNET Victoria (Northern, Western and South-eastern).