Ultracompost

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Ultracompost
Ultracompost.png
Released7 September 2017 (Update)
MembersYes
Quest itemNo
Properties
TradeableYes
EquipableNo
StackableNo
NoteableYes
OptionsEmpty
DestroyDrop
ExamineUltra-good for the smallest or largest of plants.
Values
Value85 coins
High alch51 coins
Low alch34 coins
Weight3 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange756 coins (info)
Buy limit2,000
Daily volume307,176
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Advanced data
Item ID21483
Ultracompost detail.png

Ultracompost is the most potent version of compost, outclassing supercompost, that is used in the Farming skill to greatly reduce the chance of a farming patch from becoming diseased per growth stage by 90%[1] (compared to 50% for compost and 85% for supercompost). When used on a farming patch, each bucket grants 36 Farming experience.

In addition, it also increases the minimum yield and maximum number of harvests received from allotments, hops and herbs.[2] This also applies to giant seaweed patches underwater[3] and Celastrus bark from a fully grown Celastrus seed.[4]

The minimum number of herbs increases from five to six[5] (when compared to supercompost), and overall the crop yield is around 20% higher on average. The combined effects increase expected yield per patch to about 8.6 herbs at high Farming levels.

As a rule of thumb, ultracompost should only be used on farming patches that produce a valuable harvest (such as high-level herbs and Celastrus bark) and/or provide significant experience for each item harvested (such as watermelons). Ultracompost does not increase the yield of trees, fruit trees, or bush patches; therefore, it is not recommended to treat those patches with ultracompost if you plan to pay a gardener to watch over them, since there is no benefit other than the extra 36 experience granted.

Farming info[edit | edit source]

Ultracompost
Level requiredFarming 1
Farming XP36 xp
Farming patchAny un-ultracomposted farming patch

Creation[edit | edit source]

To make ultracompost, players must use two volcanic ash on a bucket of supercompost. To make it in a compost bin, players must add 25 volcanic ash to a compost bin (50 on a Big Compost Bin) containing supercompost, and then collect it using buckets. 25 (or 50) volcanic ash is consumed regardless of the "fullness level" of the compost bin, so it is recommended to add it before removing any supercompost. Each bucket of ultracompost collected grants the player 10 Farming experience.

After the player has read the ash covered tome, they can use the Lunar spell Fertile Soil on a patch with two volcanic ash in their inventory to give the same effect as ultracompost.

Requirements
Members
Member icon.png
Ticks2 (1.2s)
Materials
ItemQuantityCost
Supercompost.pngSupercompost1442
Volcanic ash.pngVolcanic ash2138
Total Cost580
Ultracompost.pngUltracompost1756
Profit176

Requirements
SkillLevelXP
Farming Farming110
Members
Member icon.png
Ticks60 (36s) [r 1]
ToolsNoneFacilitiesFarming patch icon.png Compost Bin
Materials
ItemQuantityCost
Watermelon.pngWatermelon15375
Volcanic ash.pngVolcanic ash251,725
Bucket.pngBucket15105
Total Cost2,205
Ultracompost.pngUltracompost1511,340
Profit9,135
  1. ^ Filling 1 bucket takes 4 ticks, 60 ticks for 15.

Requirements
SkillLevelXP
Farming Farming45 (b)10
60% Hosidius favour required to enter the Farming Guild
Members
Member icon.png
Ticks120 (72s) [r 1]
ToolsNoneFacilitiesFarming patch icon.png Big Compost Bin
Materials
ItemQuantityCost
Watermelon.pngWatermelon30750
Volcanic ash.pngVolcanic ash503,450
Bucket.pngBucket30210
Total Cost4,410
Ultracompost.pngUltracompost3022,680
Profit18,270
  1. ^ Filling 1 bucket takes 4 ticks, 120 ticks for 30.

Requirements
SkillLevelXP
Farming Farming? (edit)10
Members
Member icon.png
Ticks60 (36s) [r 1]
ToolsNoneFacilitiesFarming patch icon.png Compost Bin
Materials
ItemQuantityCost
Weeds.pngWeeds153,945
Compost potion(1).pngCompost potion(1)150
Volcanic ash.pngVolcanic ash251,725
Bucket.pngBucket15105
Total Cost5,825
Ultracompost.pngUltracompost1511,340
Profit5,515
  1. ^ Filling 1 bucket takes 4 ticks, 60 ticks for 15.

Requirements
SkillLevelXP
Farming Farming45 (b)10
60% Hosidius favour required to enter the Farming Guild
Members
Member icon.png
Ticks120 (72s) [r 1]
ToolsNoneFacilitiesFarming patch icon.png Big Compost Bin
Materials
ItemQuantityCost
Weeds.pngWeeds307,890
Compost potion(1).pngCompost potion(1)150
Volcanic ash.pngVolcanic ash503,450
Bucket.pngBucket30210
Total Cost11,600
Ultracompost.pngUltracompost3022,680
Profit11,080
  1. ^ Filling 1 bucket takes 4 ticks, 120 ticks for 30.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
10 September 2020
(update)

The Grand Exchange buy limit was changed from 600 to 2,000.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Ultracompost was also referred to as ubercompost during development.[6]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Mod Kieren's Twitter account. 8 September 2017. (Archived from the original on 28 May 2020.) Mod Kieren: "Ubercompost has been updated to have 1/10 x Chance now! :) Meaning fruit trees have a 96.9% chance of surviving."
  2. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 24 January 2019. (Archived from the original on 28 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "[Flower/berry/cactus patches] don't depend on the compost state. Allotments, hops and herbs do."
  3. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 72 July 2018. (Archived from the original on 28 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "[Does compost increase giant seaweed yield?] Yeah."
  4. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 24 January 2019. (Archived from the original on 28 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "Yes, celastrus would be helped by composting."
  5. ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 22 May 2019. (Archived from the original on 21 September 2021.) Mod Ash: "4 for standard compost, 5 for super compost, 6 for the ultra one."
  6. ^ Jagex. Mod Kieren's Twitter account. 8 September 2017. (Archived from the original on 29 May 2020.) Mod Kieren: "[Ubercompost] was an alternative name at one point"