There are as many reasons to compost waste as there are to look for waste to compost.
Eventually I hope to compile a summary of the benefits with respect
to waste management, fertility building, biodiversity and global warming
Natural Cycles and the fate of Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Sulphur in those cycles.
agriculture: a story of exporting fertility and diminishing returns
the misalignment of the farmers calendar and the microbial schedule
effects of direct chemical fertilisation on humus building and soil fertility.
the effect of composting on the organic material:
increasing the rate of mineralisation,
minimising losses and maximising efficiency
converting humus to microbial biomass
utilisation in agriculture
use in managing nitrogen inputs in field situations
next: What is Compost?
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