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Title:Fall leaves for compost
Source:Timely Turf Topics. October 1940, p. 3.
# of Pages:1
Publishing Information:Washington, DC: United States Golf Association Green Section
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Autumn maintenance; Composts; Fertilization; Leaves; Topdressings; Waste utilization
USGA Green Section Keywords: Top dressing - Compost
Abstract/Contents:"This time of year one of the major jobs in turf maintenance is to keep ahead of the falling leaves. Once they are raked into piles it is much better to use them in making compost than to burn them. Not only is the latter method wasteful, but it involves a risk of leaving unsightly scars, even though they may be on outlying areas. Decomposition of the leaves in the compost pile can be hastened by the addition of fertilizer materials. One of the combination of materials frequently recommended for this purpose is the following,- 70 pounds of sulfate of ammonia, 25 pounds of superphosphate, and 55 pounds of finely ground limestone, to each ton of leaves. The leaves should be spread in a layer 6 inches deep, treated with this combination of fertilizers and watered before the next 6-inch layer of leaves is added. Such material, when well decomposed, makes excellent topdressing for turf."
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ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Anonymous. 1940. Fall leaves for compost. Timely Turf Topics. p. 3.
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