Benefits of Alpaca Compost | Alpacas of Montana


Benefits of Alpaca Compost

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Scientists have proven alpaca compost not only provides nutrients but also increases organic matter, humic acids, beneficial bacteria, and fungi which are vital to a plants health and growth. Green Buddz alpaca fertilizer creates a superior potting soil and can inhibit plant diseases in all types of plants.  Alpaca compost creates the best natural fertilizer for supplying the growing plant with the correct balance of nutrients needs.

Why is alpaca compost better than other livestock composts?

Alpaca fertilizer contains less organic matter than other livestock with a higher concentration of nutrients, surpassing bat guano, cow and horse manures in quality of the compost.  This means no chemical additives are needed to create high quality, highly effective soil amendments.

hands on top of and holding a handful of compost

 Natural Alpaca Compost may be added to the soil at any time during the year and at any stage of growth and development.  The use of Alpaca compost as a fertilizer contributes to healthier and stronger development of stems, leaves, and seeds in just about any plant and produces beautiful buds and flowers!

Why alpaca fertilizer

Alpaca compost naturally contains the perfect balance of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and micro-nutrients. Nitrogen supports overall root and plant growth. High levels of phosphorus supports flower development as well as increases bud size and health. Potassium (Potash) is important for overall plant health. It is documented that organic matter in compost supports biological activity which makes soil healthier.  Soil structure is physically improved as well as retains moisture positively impacting the nutrient cycle in a soil ecosystem. 

NPK diagram showing the benefits of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium

Growing a healthy plant requires healthy soil.  This requires not only feeding the roots but the micro-life in the soil. The microorganisms in soil transform minerals into a form which make them available to the plant and able to absorb if needed.  They are also responsible for the slow and gradual release of the nutrients over months 3-6 months.  If soil is not healthy and the microbes are not available, the nutrients will tied down and carried into the deeper layers of the soil where it cannot be reached by the plant roots.

Certain soil available phosphates can become unavailable almost immediately after application. Thus in alkaline soils they may become altogether unavailable right away, and in acid soils only a fraction of the phosphate may remain useful for the immediate crop, usually between 2 and 10%, at best 20 per cent.  The bulk of the phosphate fertilizer is tied down, has become unavailable. In addition, in soils which have been treated intensively with fertilizers in the past, the increased micro-life will bring tied down phosphates and potash back into circulation. The release of these elements in the soil is also slow and steady.   The low P and K in composts (which usually range from 0.5 to 1.5%, in the best products up to 2%) are no obstacle since maximum effectiveness and availability are obtained.

You will be amazed with the results.


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