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Composting

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 lab workbook

RESOURCES

Ohio Mortality Composting Certification Course (Ohio State) 
Ohio Mortality Composting Manual 
(Ohio State)
Mortality Composting: 2018 International Symposium Presentations
NRAES-54 On-Farm Composting Handbook
NRAES-114 Field Guide to On-Farm Composting
NRAES-094 Composting for Municipalities
ILSR: State of Composting in the U.S.
Manure and Compost: Nutrient Availability
(Ohio State)
 Interpreting Compost Analyses (Oregon State)
Composting at Home (Ohio State)

For teachers;
Composting in the Classroom
(Ohio State)
Composting in the Classroom: Scientific Inquiry for High School Students (Cornell University)

ODOR MANAGEMENT

- Odor Management Practices for Composting Facilities (Ohio EPA) 
- Controlling Composting Odors (BioCycle) 

PRESENTATIONS

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

LINKS

Ohio EPA: Composting Program
US Composting Council
BioCycle: Find a Composter
Black Gold - Composting at Home
Creating the Best At-Home Composting System