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Good practice guidance for agricultural contractors

Information on digestate and compost use in agriculture for agricultural contractors

The guide provides an introduction to compost and anaerobic digestate, the importance of supplying the right quality, and how they should be applied to the field.

The guide covers:

  • What are digestate and compost?
  • Supplying material of the right quality
  • Hauling digestate and compost
  • Storing digestate and compost on farm (before use)
  • Are there any special considerations when transporting, storing or applying digestate and compost made from food waste?
  • Can digestate and compost be used for all crops?
  • How should digestate and compost be applied to the field?
  • What if I have doubts about the quality of the material?
  • The Renewable Fertiliser Matrix

The project was funded jointly by Defra, WRAP, WRAP Cymru and Zero Waste Scotland.

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