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Author(s):Grebus, M. E.; Watson, M. E.; Hoitink, H. A. J.
Author Affiliation:Ohio State University-Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center: Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Pathology; Head, Research-Extension Analytical Laboratory; Professor, Department of Pathology
Title:Biological, chemical and physical properties of composted yard trimmings as indicators of maturity and plant disease suppression
Source:Compost Science & Utilization. Vol. 2, No. 1, Winter 1994, p. 57-71.
# of Pages:15
Publishing Information:Emmaus, PA: JG Press
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Yard waste; Composts; Maturity; Disease control; Rhizoctonia; Pythium
Abstract/Contents:"A full scale system for composting fermented, odiferous yardwaste trimmings was developed that produced stabilized compost, minimized odor generation and prevented leachate formation. Characteristics of the compost highly significantly correlated with composting time included availability of the plant nutrients K, P, Ca and Mg, electrical conductivity, total carbon to nitrogen ratio, cation exchange capacity, stability based on O2 respirometry and finally, nitrate-nitrogen concentration. Radish was a good indicator of compost maturity. As the compost matured, suppressiveness to Pythium damping-off increased but it remained conducive to Rhizoctonia damping-off."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Grebus, M. E., M. E. Watson, and H. A. J. Hoitink. 1994. Biological, chemical and physical properties of composted yard trimmings as indicators of maturity and plant disease suppression. Compost Sci. Util. 2(1):p. 57-71.
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