“Sustainability isn’t something we talk about…It’s something we do!” – Jason Diestel, 4th Generation Farmer
Healthy soil is one of the most important factors in sustainable farming; it ensures that our birds will have vibrant pastures to live on and have the highest-quality feed to eat. Sustainable soil management means that we don’t need to add artificial fertilizers or chemicals to keep our land producing nutrient-dense food. We are proud to be a part of the solution with ongoing research in soil fertility. Our Diestel compost is our way of giving back to the soil by reversing what years of industrialization, chemical application, and overuse has created. We promote balance through diversity the way nature intended. Composting reduces the volume of waste that ends up in landfills and improves soil fertility, while reducing water usage by up to 20%!
Benefits of composting
- Progressively healthier soil
- Less soil compaction
- Better water infiltration
- Increased water retention
- Decreased irrigation
- Soil nutrients held in stable form
- Reduced fertilizer demand
- Reduced insect pressure
- Fewer pesticides
- Increased germination rates
- Improved plant growth, crop quality, and yield
- Improved soil health
- Higher antioxidant levels in produce
Organic Diestel Structured Compost
“The proof is in the pudding!” – Galen Weston, Owner/Bald Mountain Farm
Below photos show the dramatically affected growth results of Bald Mountain Farm’s bean trial, using Organic Diestel Structured Compost. Both rows of beans were planted on the same day.
On the left, Farmer Galen Weston with beans treated with Organic Diestel Structured Compost. On the right, Farmer Galen Weston with beans planted without Organic Diestel Structured Compost.
Both rows of beans were planted on the same day. These results were evident after one sidedress application of Organic Diestel Structured Compost.
Jason Diestel, Director of Sustainability at our ranch, increases the nutrient density in the soil by composting turkey feathers and using carbon farming methods. Additionally, Jason gives compost from the ranch to school gardening programs, and the soil is sold to organic farmers and community members who are looking for natural ways to increase soil fertility. Contact us if you’d like to order Diestel Compost for your garden or school program.
Diestel Compost is certified by OMRI, the Organic Materials Review Institute.
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