Making Compost on My 500 Acre Tree Farm
I own a 500 acre tree farm. We grow pine trees. We have a lot of deer and turkey, so I have left about 20 acres of the land to plant for these animals. The game is so abundant that we need more food for them. Instead of clearing more trees, I’d like to increase the productivity of the current fields. Our soil is sandy. I started by liming and adding more fertilizer, but realize that I need to improve the soil.
Truck loads of compost is not affordable, so I thought I’d try to make it on site. I have access to pine bark, chicken litter, and lime. I also have a bulldozer.
Can you advise in some form of compost that I could make and then spread over my fields?