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Compost purchased from a certified composting facility
Pay for hauling from the compost supplier or independent hauler
Hire a contractor to spread the compost
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Compost produced on farm
Pick up the compost myself
Spread the compost myself
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Input details about your plans to apply compost
Not needed (on-farm compost)
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Practice:
Compost application to grazed grassland or grazed irrigated pasture
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Source of Compost:Compost purchased from a certified composting facility5
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How do you plan to haul the compost?Pay for hauling from the compost supplier or independent hauler6
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How do you plan to spread the compost?Hire a contractor to spread the compost7
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Area to be applied**12acres8
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Number of different fields1field
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Compost application rate17
tons per acre (grant requires 6-8 tons per acre on grazing land)
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MALT-protected?yes
MALT's SAP program can assist with cost-share to MALT-protected properties
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Important grant requirements
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** Compost should only be applied to areas with <30% slope and away from waterways
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This grant requires that you apply compost to the same field(s) each year for 3 consecutive years.
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Required veriffication includes:
(1) receipts of compost purchased
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(2) compost analysis report on C:N ratio
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(3) verification when compost is spread or visible - may be by CDFA environment scientist or by photo
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Application automatically populates your budget with $50 per year per soil sample needed. You need one sample per field. Make sure to enter the correct number. MRCD or MALT can assist with sampling.
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This grant requires that you take soil samples from your 1 field before applying compost, and again after one year and two years following initial implementation (3 rounds of soil sampling on each field). You must send these to lab for analysis. MRCD or MALT can assist with sampling.
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You will be purchasing compost from a certified compost production facility, and you are planning to do so for 3 consecutive years.
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No hauling needed; compost is produced on-site.
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You will arrange for compost to be spread on the chosen fields at the appropriate rate, and you are planning to do so for 3 consecutive years.
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Cost estimates for applying compost
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Total quantity of compost 408yards
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Cost of compost$10,200
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Cost of hauling compost$0
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Cost of spreading compost$2,448
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Total Project Cost:$12,648* all numbers are approximate
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CDFA funding reimbursement$10,200* all numbers are approximate
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MALT SAP funding reimbursement$1,224* all numbers are approximate
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Cost to landowner after reimbursement (per year)
$1,224* all numbers are approximate
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Total cost to landowner after reimursement over 3 years
$3,672* all numbers are approximate
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Supporting information
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Convert tons of compost to yards2yards per tonRough conversion estimate.
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CDFA pay rate$50per tonFunding from the Healthy Soils Program grant.
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MALT SAP cost share of remaining costs50%percent of costs after CDFA funding0% for non-MALT-protected properties.
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Unit cost of compost$25.00$ per yard compost (incl tax)
Conservative estimate. Price can vary depending on source.
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Unit cost of hauling compost$0$ per truck load
Conservative estimate. Price can vary depending on how hauling is contracted.
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Capacity of hauling trucks48yards per truck load
Hauling capacity will affect cost and can vary depending on how hauling is contracted.
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Unit cost of spreading compost (small job)$16$ per ton
Personal communication from Andy Poncia. Other spreading services are also available.
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Unit cost of spreading compost (big job)$12$ per ton
Personal communication from Andy Poncia. Other spreading services are also available.
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Tons of compost being applied204tons of compost
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