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On-Farm Composting Handbook
 
On-Farm Composting Handbook
NRAES-54  ·  186  pages
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This publication was awarded a blue ribbon in the 1993 ASAE Educational Aids Competition. This handbook presents a thorough overview of farm-scale composting and explains how to produce, use, and market compost. The information will be useful for farmers, waste producers, environmental regulators, and public health officials. Topics covered include benefits and drawbacks, the process, raw materials, methods, operations, management, site and environmental considerations, using compost, marketing, economics, and other options for waste management. Also included are 55 figures, 32 tables, calculations, references, and a glossary. (1992)  
Field Guide to On-Farm Composting
 
Field Guide to On-Farm Composting
NRAES-114  ·  118  pages
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This book was developed to assist in day-to-day compost system management. It is spiral bound, is printed on heavy paper, and has a laminated cover for durability. Chapter tabs make finding information a snap. Topics discussed in the book include: operations and equipment; raw materials and recipe making; process control and evaluation; site considerations, environmental management, and safety; composting livestock and poultry mortalities; and compost utilization on the farm. Highlights of the guide include an equipment identification table, diagrams showing windrow formation and shapes, examples and equations for recipe making and compost use estimation, a troubleshooting guide, and 24 full-color photos. This book is intended as a companion to the highly successful On-Farm Composting Handbook, NRAES-54. (1999)  
Composting for Municipalities: Planning and Design Considerations
 
Composting for Municipalities: Planning and Design Considerations
NRAES-94  ·  126  pages
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Composting for Municipalities contains seven chapters that cover the major aspects of compost facility design and operation. Chapter topics include composting options (such as the composting methods and technologies available to municipalities); planning a municipal compost facility (including assembling a planning team, conducting a market survey, and identifying potential costs); siting a new facility; obtaining feedstock for composting (including sorting and separating mixed municipal solid waste); making compost; marketing compost; and managing a facility for long-term success. Information presented in the eight planning and contract documents, physical and chemical characteristics of commonly composted raw materials, a compost pad area calculation, and a listing of handy conversion factors. Also included in the book are 41 illustrations, 15 tables, numerous sample calculations, a glossary, and a list of resources for additional information.  

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