Armstrong Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

Evaluation of Two Soil Amendments

Author: Bernard J. Havlovic (Iowa State University)

  • Evaluation of Two Soil Amendments

    Armstrong Memorial Research and Demonstration Farm

    Evaluation of Two Soil Amendments

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Abstract

For many years, home gardeners have recognized the benefits of applying compost and other soil amendments to their soils. Though not considered a fertilizer by industry standards, compost is universally recognized for improving structure, water-holding capacity, and the nutrient content of our soils. In many gardening systems, including both organic and conventional, compost is often the major soil enrichment product. On occasion, other soil amending products, such as humic acid, have been tried by gardeners in hopes of achieving many of the same benefits of compost, but with less volume and cost.

How to Cite:

Havlovic, B. J., (2005) “Evaluation of Two Soil Amendments”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2004(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2005
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