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Composting organic material has many benefits. Organic wastes are diverted from landfill or other disposal sites. Composted material can be used as a soil amendment or nutrient source. Composting stabilizes some of the nutrients in wastes so that they
are not as readily leached out. This decreases the potential for ground and surface water contamination.
The use of compost on low organic matter soils results in improved moisture and nutrient retention, decreased soil erosion, reduced surface crusting, suppression of
plant diseases and improved soil tilth. Composting of organic wastes kills weed seeds, pathogenic bacteria
and viruses

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Date Of Record Release 2010-01-25 17:07:38
Description Composting organic material has many benefits. Organic wastes are diverted from landfill or other disposal sites. Composted material can be used as a soil amendment or nutrient source. Composting stabilizes some of the nutrients in wastes so that they
are not as readily leached out. This decreases the potential for ground and surface water contamination.
The use of compost on low organic matter soils results in improved moisture and nutrient retention, decreased soil erosion, reduced surface crusting, suppression of
plant diseases and improved soil tilth. Composting of organic wastes kills weed seeds, pathogenic bacteria
and viruses
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Source British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Keyword Composting, Organic farming, Sustainability
Selector Bates
Date Of Record Creation 2010-01-25 17:00:05
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Date Last Modified 2010-01-25 17:07:38
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-01-25 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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