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Organic soil amendments can be a beneficial and cost-effective alternative to fertilizers. But you need to know the right ones to apply to your land. Learn approved applications of various organic matter.

Soil amendments of organic origin (SAOO) are gaining popularity among Alabama farmers looking for alternatives to costly fertilizers. Organic amendments provide essential nutrients to plants as well as help to rebuild soil organic matter, improve microbial activity, enhance water infiltration, improve water-holding capacity, and promote soil aggregation.

The qualities of SAOO vary tremendously due to differences in their sources, levels of processing, storage, etc. It is important, therefore, that farmers understand these differences and the SAOO options that are available in order to make wise selections for their land.

Download a printable PDF of ANR-2634 Applying Soil Amendments of Organic Origin to Agricultural Land.

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