McGill AG compost

A profitable season starts with healthy soil

Conventional growers use McGill AG for only one reason — it works.

Simply put, when farmers return composted organic matter and active soil microbes to fields, good things happen.  So good, in fact, that at the end of the season, you’ll return more money to your pocket.

Compost is also good for the environment. It controls erosion and pollutant runoff, conserves energy and returns carbon to the soil instead of allowing it to become air pollution.  You can feel as good about the way you grow food as you do about feeding people and turning a profit.

Try McGill AG on your worst field, and you’ll be convinced:

  • See results with as little as 4-8 tons per acre or about a 1/8-inch layer of compost
  • Apply with standard spreaders
  • Use no more than 30% in blends and mixes — compost is a concentrate
  • Base your application rate on soil tests and compost analysis for best results

What else should you know about using McGill AG compost?

Uncontrolled composting can result in excessively-high temperatures.  High temperatures destroy pathogen-suppressing compounds and microbes. McGill’s computer-controlled process eliminates this problem. Tight control keeps temperatures within desired ranges, resulting in robust microbial activity.  These microbes inoculate your soil to replenish and revitalize.

Fumigation can destroy soil microbes, negating much of compost’s benefit. Our growers report equal or improved yields without fumigation when McGill AG is used in conjunction with cover crops and extended rotations.

Those same microbes also suppress some diseases, helping to maximize yield without chemical overload.   Learn more about compost and its benefits.

The McGill advantage

 tick Higher yields and quality Increases nutrient uptake.  Adds organic matte.  Builds soil tilth.
 tick Greater disease and pest resistance Releases antibiotic compounds.  Proliferates pathogen-suppressing microflora
 tick Balanced moisture levels Holds more water during dry spells.  Soil drains faster after heavy rain. Can reduce irrigation requirements.
tick Less dependence on chemicals Increased nutrient uptake means reduced chemical input.
 tick Longevity The benefits of McGill AG last through multiple seasons.

Recommended applications

McGill AG compost is specifically formulated for cost-effective results in conventional agriculture, including broadcast, topdressing and banded row.

We recommend McGill SoilBuilder for horse hay/pasture and plasticulture.