It’s no surprise that composting is viewed with such high favor among organic farmers and gardeners. The benefits have real potential and it’s a feel-good type of activity too. But […]
Are you a gardener or agricultural professional looking for a useful material for plant production, or hoping to avoid chemical treatments that are too often assumed to be the standard […]
In this article, we present results of the effect of designed compost extracts use on managing weed biomass, soil physical properties, and yield in three crops grown in fall 2016. […]
A scientist gives tips and strategies for best managing compost heaps on the farm.
Compost is an essential tool in the organic farmer or gardener’s toolkit. Made from organic wastes like kitchen scraps, paper, and yard clippings, compost is an effective way to recycle […]
Outcomes from current standard composting processes can range from high quality composts (rich in carbon, nitrogen, and healthy biota) to simple organic material (rich in carbon but low in nitrogen […]
At our compost yard, long windrows are built from a combination of on-farm wastes—like animal manure and crop residues—and outside materials, like leaves and grass, from local municipalities. We generate […]
Farmers, municipalities, and home gardeners alike understand the concept and value of composting, but they may not understand how to make good compost. The National Organic Program (NOP) offers guidelines […]
The capacity for disease suppression in certain bark composts allows for its use as a growing substrate to control root rot diseases; disease suppression mechanisms include antibiosis, competition, hyperparasitism, and induced systemic resistance.
Chemically And Biologically-Designed Compost Extract: A Potential Tactic For Biological Control Of Weeds
Weeds can be defined as plants growing out of place and can rapidly populate in ecosystems that do not support their natural enemies. Many methods are being used to keep […]