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How to set up and manage a good compost

Fuchs, Jacques (2002) How to set up and manage a good compost. Forschungsinstitut für biologischen Landbau Frick. [Unpublished]

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This teaching document explains how good compost is made.
Compost is the solid, crumble, brownish to dark brown product of an aerobic degradation of biogenic waste or organic material. There are huge numbers of microorganisms working under constant access of air (oxygen) and with sufficient moisture in the material mix. There is not only degradation, but also formation of new compounds.
Compost has to be treated like a living organism. A healthy compost can bring many advantages to the soil and to the plants, but an unhealthycompost can bring disadvantages for plant growth.


EPrint Type:Other
Keywords:Einjährige Kulturen, Bodenfruchtbarkeit, Kompost,
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Composting and manuring
Soil > Soil quality
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Plant Protection and Biodiversity
Related Links:http://www.fibl.org/forschung/pflanzenschutz-krankheiten/kompost.php
Deposited By: Fuchs, Dr. Jacques G.
ID Code:2643
Deposited On:17 May 2004
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:29
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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