Manure spreaders are still a necessary tool on the organic farm, but increasingly they are being used to spread composted manures and other organic wastes. Composting is the biological process of decomposition during which wastes are broken down into their basic chemical parts and made ready to be used again in building another plant. The product is called humus.
With the proper microorganisms present in the soil, humus will evolve by simply applying organic wastes to the soil surface. However, composting speeds the process, and by following a basic composting recipe, a more-balanced nutrient fertilizer is produced.
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