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Compost Trials 2013
Compost Trials 2013
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Compost Trials 2013
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Compost Trials 2013
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Compost Trials 2013

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Various on-ranch materials were used in 5 different compost recipes to determine which mixture would produce finished compost in the shortest time. Materials used included leaves, straw, potato …

Various on-ranch materials were used in 5 different compost recipes to determine which mixture would produce finished compost in the shortest time. Materials used included leaves, straw, potato vines, comfrey, pine needles, grass clippings, and cow, horse, and chicken manure.

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  1. COMPOST TRIALS 2013
  2. Material was collected from the ranch for use in compost trials, to see which produced finished compost most quickly.
  3. Materials included leaves, straw, potato vines, comfrey, pine needles, grass clippings, and cow, horse, and chicken manure, combined in 5 different recipes.
  4. Applying green leaves from fallen branches found after a storm
  5. These green leaves were removed from fallen branches after a storm, to be used as green material for a compost pile.
  6. The green material for this pile was freshly cut grass.
  7. Using a rotary mower to mulch grass to use as green material for compost piles
  8. Using a rotary mower to mulch grass to use as green material for compost piles
  9. Using a rotary mower to mulch grass to use as green material for compost piles
  10. Preparing the ground for compost pile trials
  11. All piles start out 3' x 3'.
  12. Finishing first layer of a compost pile
  13. The lower layer of a compost pile consists of fibrous, hard to break down crop residue and straw.
  14. We applied azomite mineral to help embed the finished compost with nutrients.
  15. The brown material is finished compost. The idea is that microorganisms from the finished compost will inoculate the new piles.
  16. A compost pile with several layers of alternating green and brown material
  17. Compost pile with alternating layers of green and brown material
  18. Adding some biochar to a compost pile
  19. A report with trial results is available free online.

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