Using recycled organics in banana farming


Recycled organics are a mixture of organics waste that have been processed (through mechanical and natural means) into a safe, usable product – compost. Sources of organics waste include tree branches and leaves, green waste and fruit and vegetable scraps. These products, once processed, are high in organic matter and can contain nutrients for plant growth and can improve soil moisture and increase soil biological activity.

This topics in this primefact include:

  • What are recycled organics?
  • Potential benefits of recycled organics
  • What to look for when purchasing recycled organics
  • Banana case study
    • Application method
    • Soil and leaf analysis
    • Erosion control
    • Nematodes
    • Banana plant growth


Primefact 1582 First Edition

Published: Jul 2017