How We Get It
Composting supports sustainable agriculture and leaves the world a better place for the generations that will follow ours. It is an earth-friendly way of obtaining the nutrients for growing plants.
On our farm in Somis California, we have 180+/- alpaca creating alpaca fiber and alpaca manure. Due to the unique digestive system of the alpaca, their manure offers qualities that other composts and organic products do not, without the need of adding chemical or artificial nutrients. PacaProGro alpaca compost is chemical free and weed free, containing the ideal balance of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium for growing. Alpaca manure provides your plants with macro and micro nutrients, as well as organic matter.
What is the difference between manure and compost?
Alpaca compost is manure that has been allowed to cure and is stabilized as a fertilizer and soil amendment. This decreases the overall composting time and space needed compared to windrow composting.
As organic matter cures, it naturally creates heat. Once it is composted, the product is stabilized and can be applied directly as fertilizer and / or soil amendment to plants, shrubs, gardens and lawns.
The finished compost has a pleasant, earthy odor and a nice dark brown to black color.
Why we compost
On our farm we generate continuous amounts of manure. When it is composted, the heat generated naturally pasteurizes the pile, eliminating not only the odor but also weed seeds creating a high-quality natural fertilizer with low vegetable matter and a high concentration of nutrients.
The final product is laboratory tested to ensure safety and guarantees healthy, flourishing plants. It is a simple yet effective recycling natural fertilizers method. The result is an excellent source of macro- and micro-nutrients as well as stable organic matter, all of which support healthy plant growth. In addition, the micro-organisms in compost aid in the suppression of plant pathogens. Additionally, compost retains water extremely well resulting in improved drought resistance, a longer growing season, and reduced soil erosion.