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Field Guide to On-Farm Composting

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Northeast Region Agricultural Engineering Service

A companion to On-Farm Composting Handbook (NRAES-54), Field Guide to On-Farm Composting provides information on day-to-day compost system operation. The utilitarian guide is spiralbound, printed on heavy paper, and has a durable laminated cover plus quick-reference chapter tabs.

An equipment identification table, 24 full-color photographs, diagrams of windrow formation and shapes, equations for compost use estimation plus examples, and a troubleshooting guide enhance this indispensable handbook.


  • Equipment
  • Operations
  • Raw materials
  • Recipes
  • Process control and evaluation
  • Site considerations
  • Environmental management
  • Safety
  • Composting livestock and poultry mortalities
  • Compost use on the farm


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