Advantages to Using Biosolids
Using biosolids in lieu of, or in supplementation to, chemical fertilizers can provide a farmer with several advantages.
Improved Soil Structure
Biosolids application will increase the amount of organic matter in soil, improving the soil structure.
Increased Water and Nutrient Holding Capacity
The improvement in soil structure will also improve a soils ability to retain both nutrients and water making them more available for plant uptake.
Increased Microbial Activity
The addition of biosolids will increase the activity and diversity of microbial organisms, improving the breakdown of compounds in the soil and increasing the availability of nutrients.
Significant Cost Savings
When compared to the cost of commercial fertilizer, the cost of biosolids application is typically significantly less.
Most farmers report a substantial increase in yields on fields fertilized with biosolids.