Compost venture: turning waste into profit in Central Queensland

A COMPOSTING business set up by a group of farmers in Central Queensland (CQ) to turn farm by-products into valuable soil improving mulch is being overwhelmed with demand, particularly from cotton growers in the region. Compost materials are mixed in long windrows which are kept moist and turned regularly. Established 10 years ago, CQ Compost operates a compost and soil conditioner manufacturing facility on a farm it initially leased, and has since purchased, near Emerald west of Rockhampton. General manager, Matthew Barnes, said the business produced nutrient and carbon rich products that improved long term soil health and allowed producers…

Source: Grain Central
Compost venture: turning waste into profit in Central Queensland