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Composting : an alternative for livestock manure management and disposal of dead animals

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dc.creator Oregon State University. Extension Service
dc.creator Sandeen, Andrew Thomas, 1976-
dc.creator Gamroth, M. J. (Michael J.)
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-25T18:55:02Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-25T18:55:02Z
dc.date.issued 2003-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/20228
dc.description Published March 2003. A more recent revision exists. Facts and recommendations in this publication may no longer be valid. Please look for up to date information in the OSU Extension Catalog: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog en
dc.description.abstract Composting is a naturally occurring process that farmers have used for centuries. Under the right conditions, microorganisms grow and multiply, converting the original organic material into a more stable, usable product. Organic materials suitable for composting include leaves, yard and garden debris, grass or cereal straw, food waste, sewage sludge, and livestock manure. With proper control, composting can produce the same products as would occur naturally, but much more quickly. Livestock producers constantly face the challenge of managing manure and meeting environmental regulations. Composting is a possible alternative for handling manure. The benefits include reduced volume, enhanced soil fertility and texture, and reduced environmental risk. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Corvallis, Or. : Extension Service, Oregon State University en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries EM (Oregon State University. Extension Service) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 8825 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries EM en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 8825 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Compost en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Manures en_US
dc.title Composting : an alternative for livestock manure management and disposal of dead animals en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US
dc.description.peerreview yes en_US


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