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Author(s):Rynk, Robert
Author Affiliation:Compost Science and Utilization
Title:The art in the science of compost maturity
Section:Special focus: Compost maturity
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Source:Compost Science & Utilization. Vol. 11, No. 2, Spring 2003, p. 94-95.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Emmaus, PA: JG Press
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Composts; Composting; Compost maturity; Analytical methods; Soil microorganisms; Respiration; Growth; Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
Abstract/Contents:Discusses the definition of mature compost, noting the difference between stability and maturity. Defines "maturity as the compost's 'suitability for plant growth.'" States that "many compost maturity indices measure stability and then translate the results in regard to maturity, given the circumstancs at hand. This is not unreasonable, as compost made from diverse organic residues should be reasonbly mature if it is stable (and adequately moist). However, it is questionable whether a given stability level from a given test applies equally to all types of compost. Also, stability alone does not determine maturity." Mentions "several simplified respiration tests" that have been developed. Concludes that "it is apparent that a single objective compost maturity parameter cannot yet stand-alone. Knowlede, insight and intituation are required to determine what quantified result from which test constitutes an acceptable level of maturity for a specific situation."
Language:English
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See Also:Other items relating to: COMEVA
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Rynk, R. 2003. The art in the science of compost maturity. Compost Sci. Util. 11(2):p. 94-95.
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