Designed to be a substitute for chemical fertilizer, compost is a key ingredient in organic farming. Modern, methodical composting is a multi-step, closely monitored process with measured inputs of water, air, carbon-rich and nitrogen-rich materials.
ETS combines recycled and decomposed green waste to produce a high quality fertilizer. The decomposition process is aided by shredding the plant matter, adding water and ensuring proper aeration by regularly turning the mixture. Worms and fungi further break up the material. Aerobic bacteria manage the chemical process by converting the inputs into heat, carbon dioxide and ammonium. The ammonium is further refined by bacteria into plant-nourishing nitrites and nitrates. The result is a compost that is rich in nutrients.
The compost can be used for gardening, landscaping, horticultural and/or agricultural applications. The compost itself is beneficial for the land in many ways, including: acting as a soil conditioner and/or fertilizer, adding vital humus or humic acids to the soil and as a natural pesticide for soil. In ecosystems, compost is useful for erosion control, land and stream reclamation, wetland construction and as landfill cover.