Efficacy of Compost in Irrigated Pasture for Yield and Soil Health

Project Type: Professional + Producer
Funds awarded in 2020: $49,746.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2023
Host Institution Award ID: G345-20-W7901
Grant Recipient: Colorado State University Extension
Region: Western
State: Colorado
Principal Investigator:
Retta Bruegger
Colorado State University Extension
Dr. Megan Machmuller
Colorado State University
Presented results and implications of our three-year study that looked at the efficacy of compost to improve soil health and production on irrigated pasture. Researchers from CSU collected data in two different fields (in Ridgway and Fruita, CO). We examined pasture production and soil health metrics compared to untreated areas and those where commercial fertilizer was applied. This presentation shared results and implications for management. It was presented at the Western Colorado Soil Health, Food & Farm Forum
Conference/Presentation Material
Retta Bruegger, Colorado State University Extension
Megan Machmuller, Colorado State University
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Consumers
This product is associated with the project "Compost for Carbon Sequestration on Irrigated Pasture"
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.