Composting

 

Compost windrows at OSU Wooster Campus


Composting is an aerobic process in which microorganisms decompose organic materials, such as livestock manure, yard trimmings, and food scraps. The process reduces moisture and volume and results is a rich stable soil-like product that can be used as a soil amendment.

 

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CALCULATIONS

Optimizing compost mixing ratios (English units)
Optimizing compost mixing ratios (Metric units)
Composting system for avian flu mortalities
       Composting facilities         Mulch, chips, sawdust
Composting lab workbook

RESOURCES

Ohio Mortality Composting Certification
Composting in the Classroom
(Ohio State)
ILSR: State of Composting in the U.S.
USCC Compost Benefits
Manure and Compost: Nutrient Availability
(Ohio State)
-  Composting Horse Manure resources (Wayne SWCD)

ODOR MANAGEMENT

- Odor Management Practices for Composting Facilities (Ohio EPA) 
- Controlling Composting Odors (BioCycle) 
- BMPs for Incorporating Food Residuals into Existing Food Waste Composting Facilities  pg 14 (USCC) 

PRESENTATIONS

Evolution of Composting at Ohio State University
Composting Systems for Ohio Dairy and Hog Farms
Opportunities and Challenges in Composting

LINKS

Ohio EPA: Composting Program
US Composting Council
BioCycle: Find a Composter
Cornell Composting
Home Composting Guide