Sustainability Victoria is supporting the compost industry to expand the markets for recycled organic products in Victoria by:
- collating evidence that shows the appropriateness, applicability and affordability of recycled organic composts, soil conditioners and mulches
- improving the design, execution and consistency of field trials.
Past field trial collation, analysis and guide
Sustainability Victoria commissioned research in 2013 to evaluate all available recycled organic (RO) field trials in Victoria with the aim of building an evidence base and identify gaps for potential future work.
Within each of the key farming markets that were investigated at least one trial demonstrated either higher crop yields or better quality or both. Several researchers identified improvements to soil structure, chemistry and/or biology, sometimes substantial.
The Review of past recycled organic field trials in Victoria (1995–2013) is available to download below.