One of the stations on the field tour is the compost station where we showed a demo of how to make compost. We gave step by step guidelines showing the content of each layer in the compost pile together with the size of the whole pile. Compost is not difficult to make because it consists of natural components that are easily accessible to us. Compost feeds the soil unlike chemical fertilizers which just feed the plant only and eventually degrades the soil. Compost also has a better moisture holding capacity than normal soil which can be vital to the crops that experience a dry spell or drought., Compost helps a farmer reduce their dependency on chemical fertilizers, saving the farmer lots of money. Furthermore, as the soil fertility increases the yield improves over time making the field more profitable.

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