Compost Turner, the decayed remains of organic matter that have rotted into natural fertilizer, is clinically proven to boost soil fertility and efficiency. The composting process is a biological, chemical, and physical, high consumption process that transforms large quantities of rotten materials (mostly of plant and animal origin) into a kind of end product that is uniformly brown/black. Finished compost is a source of high potency nourishment for plant growth, with a bulk of its components simultaneously constituting a vital part of the ecosystem for soil organisms. Broadly, it serves two critical functions, viz, as a soil conditioner that improves the physical materials of soil and as a fertilizer.
There are a plethora of methods used in Compost Turner. The choice of method depends on the end product desired. Let’s look at some of these: the Indore window method used by growers and commercial producers, the UC rapid composting, which involves the constant turning of hemorrhoid to rapidly-produce compost, the UCSC Farm and Garden method (modification of the Indore method), which uses hand-built scale, high-heat processed piles for garden use and the sheet composting method that broadcasts and buries organic materials over a garden bed or landscape before digging it in to decompose. Additional nitrogen is sometimes applied.
The question is often asked: does Compost Turner enhance agricultural efficiency? The answer is overwhelming yes. How? This technique improves starters’ soil structure and aggregate stability, resulting in better drainage, aeration, air/gas exchange, and erosion resistance. Furthermore, it aids the degree of wetness retention, provides a slow-release source of nutrients, and increases the availability of minerals. Humus and fulvic acids in finished compost help disband minerals in the soil. Also, compost turning techniques grow the population and diversity of microbes in the ground. This helps stabilize soil pH by neutralizing acid and alkaline soils and bringing the pH levels to the most favorable range for plant use. Still, on how efficiency is improved, there is proof that the practice promotes disease reduction through various processes (competitive interactions) like Predation. E.g., fungi predate harmful nematodes and Competition between pathogens for niches and resources. Finally, there is Suppression, where acids and antibiotics that suppress or kill pathogenic organisms are produced.