for those of you that own or work on a commercial farm, how much do you compost every year. for ease of comparison mention how many acres under cultivation and yards of finished compost you produce or just yards per acre would work as well.
this past season i worked 2 acres for vegetables. in feb i brought in approx 40 yards of organic dairy manure solids and ran them through an NOP hot compost cycle and then turned it a few more times over the next moth or so. i estimate i ended up with 20 yards of finished compost for a 10 yard per acre rate. i applied it in the beds at initial bed prep and wasn't certain how far that would go so i used it gingerly and ended up with some left over. the left overs were scattered and incorporated when i cover cropped for the winter. i was pleased with how things went but hope to at least double the amount of compost for next year.
i began a separate compost pile of all crop residues from the season. this is a small amount when compared to the pile of composted manure. i think i will just use it to mix in with the new batch of manure as a compost starter
looking forward to hearing others adventures with compost