Who is Compost Solutions, Inc and why
Some members of the Gary Foster family of Orland, CA, have been farming since 1959.
It runs the gamut of dairying to row crops, field crops, citrus, olives, and almonds.
The love for farming evolved because of their thrill in watching
plants grow and the detective work involved in solving plant and soil production problems.
To add to that, this profession allowed them to make a living in an outdoor environment.
Furthermore, they liked rural living and wanted the freedom to go camping and volunteer
in their children’s sporting and 4-H activities.
Together Gary, Scott, and Brint represent almost 100 years in the Agricultural Business.
They each reinforced their love of the out of doors with college degrees in such things as agronomy,
soils and irrigation management, plant science, and field crops.
As the Boys finished College they looked for ways to support their desires to farm,
they all worked in the agricultural chemical industry–selling fertilizer and chemicals to growers,
running field trials and consulting.
In the past few years, a niggling feeling of something not ringing quite true began to surface in their minds.
Even though more and more synthetic fertilizer was being applied to crops and irrigation methods improved,
a proportionate amount of increased production was not occurring. Also, plant nutrition just didn’t seem to be what it
Many classes, professional seminars, experiments, and roundtable discussions later they are convinced they know
From these Experiences came
Compost Solutions, Inc.
Our quality COMPOST re-supplies depleted nutrients and humic acids to the soil.
In addition, it improves soil structure and natural soil biology and thus produces a LIVING SOIL.
As a result, plants are more able to ward off disease and pests.
Increased water conservation and prolonged shelf-life of produce are due to elevated plant mineralization
from LIVING SOIL.
Our goal is to be deeply involved in the SOIL-COMPOST-COVER CROP inter-action that allows today’s farmers and ranchers to wean themselves from many synthetic inputs. This movement is happening on a grass root level as university and corporate researchers will have a difficult time existing on a minimal spray and synthetic fertilizer environment.
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