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Technical Information: Fruit Production

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Soils in fruit plantations and top fruit orchards can become depleted of organic matter and nutrients, creating poor soils with reduced yields.

Fairfield's compost is made from fruit, vegetable, plant and woody waste. Recommended properties of a good compost for use in turf establishment:

Parameters

Units of Measure

Recommended Range

pH*

pH Units (1:5 water extract)

7.0 - 8.7

Moisture Content

%mm of fresh weight

35 - 55

Organic Matter Content

% dry weight basis

>25

C:N RatioScreen

 

Max 20:1

Aperture Size

mm

Max 40 for soil improvement

Max 15 for top dressing grassland

* Fairfield's compost is 7.

Depth
over an area

Cubic Metre per hectare

Tonne per hectare

Tonne dry matter / ha

N (Kg)

P O (Kg)

K O (Kg)

0.6cm

60

30

19

24

45

44

1.2cm

120

60

38

48

90

288

2.5cm

250

125

79

100

190

600

5.0cm

500

250

158

200

380

1200

Soil Amendment
Use as a backfill mix in top and bush fruit production

Use as a Mulch
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