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Basic On-Farm Composting Manual

Because farming itself involves the efficient management of a variety of natural processes, in many ways, composting is a natural fit for the farmer. Composting is the efficient management of the biological decomposition of organic matter. Ideally, the basics required for compost are readily available on the farm: feedstocks to be composted, such as livestock manure or crop residues; readily available bulking materials to thicken feedstocks, such as sawdust; and air, water, space
and time. Microorganisms already present in the feedstock break down the material to a stable, beneficial product, free of pathogens and plant seeds.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-01-25 16:59:01
Description Because farming itself involves the efficient management of a variety of natural processes, in many ways, composting is a natural fit for the farmer. Composting is the efficient management of the biological decomposition of organic matter. Ideally, the basics required for compost are readily available on the farm: feedstocks to be composted, such as livestock manure or crop residues; readily available bulking materials to thicken feedstocks, such as sawdust; and air, water, space
and time. Microorganisms already present in the feedstock break down the material to a stable, beneficial product, free of pathogens and plant seeds.
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Resource Type
Format
Subject
Source The Clean Washington Center
Keyword Composting, Organic, Sustainability
Selector Bates
Date Of Record Creation 2010-01-25 16:43:59
Education Level
Date Last Modified 2010-01-25 17:09:26
Creator Peter Moon
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-01-25 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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