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Compost, Vermicompost and Compost Tea : Feeding the Soil on the Organic Farm (Revised / Updated)
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Targeted towards the serious home gardener, homesteader, or organic farmer, this guide to compost is part of an eight volume series (available individually and as a set) created for farmers and others transitioning to organic methods. It covers the principles and biology of composting, methods, materials, costs, applications, and related laws, and includes information on compost tea and other brewed microbial cultures. Revised and updated from the 2004 edition published by the Northeast Organic Farming Association, the volume offers potting mix recipes, compost formulas, a sample compost production budget sheet, lists of resources, and a glossary. Gershuny is an expert on soil management and the author of Start with the Soil (Rodale Press, 1993). Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Part of the NOFA Guides series.
Information on composting techniques, including:
- Principles and biology of composting
- Temperature, aeration and moisture control
- Composting methods
- Materials (additives and inoculants, biodynamic preparations)
- About costs (site preparation, equipment, labor and time)
- What do you do with it?
- Compost tea and other brewed microbial cultures
- Compost and the law
With extended appendices including a recipe calculator, potting mix recipes, and a sample compost production budget sheet.
Edition: Revised / Updated
Number of Pages: 90
Genre: Gardening, Technology
Sub-Genre: Organic, Agriculture / Sustainable Agriculture
Series Title: Organic Principles and Practices Handbook
Publisher: Chelsea Green Pub Co
Author: Grace Gershuny
Street Date: April 26, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 248-62-1396