Restoration: Designer soils for quarry futures

Trials in England and Wales suggest that quality compost and biofertilisers can promote regrowth of vegetation at even the most intransigent former quarry sites, David Jarvis and Geoffrey Walton conclude.

by David Jarvis and Geoffrey Walton
Sandy Heath Quarry: trials of mixed mineral soil and compost have taken place across England (Image credit: Andy Hay [RSPB-images.com])
Sandy Heath Quarry: trials of mixed mineral soil and compost have taken place across England (Image credit: Andy Hay [RSPB-images.com])

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