Woodleaf Farm Soil Management System Table 4

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This article is part of the Woodleaf Farm Organic Systems Description.

Table 4. Nutrient Content of Off-Farm Yard Waste Compost

Carbon:Nitrogen ratio Nitrogen % Phosphorus % Potassium % pH Organic matter %
10.1–15.1 1.3–1.48 0.25–0.43 0.76–1.5 7.7–8.2 34–36
Based on seven compost analyses 1992-2013. Percent expressed on a dry weight basis.

This article is part of the Woodleaf Farm Organic Systems Description.

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