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compost,

substance composed mainly of partly decayed organic material that is applied to fertilize the soil and to increase its humushumus
, organic matter that has decayed to a relatively stable, amorphous state. It is an important biological constituent of fertile soil. Humus is formed by the decomposing action of soil microorganisms (e.g.
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 content; it is often used in vegetable farming, home gardens, flower beds, lawns, and greenhouses. Compost usually is made from plant materials (e.g., grass clippings, vegetable tops, garden weeds, hay, tree leaves, sawdust, and peat) together with manure and some soil; lime, superphosphatessuperphosphate
or superphosphate of lime,
Ca(H2PO4)2, is a compound produced by treating rock phosphate with sulfuric acid or phosphoric acid, or a mixture of the two.
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, and nitrogen fertilizers are often added with manure to reinforce the compost and hasten its decomposition.

Compost

Process whereby organic wastes, including food wastes, paper, and yard wastes, decompose naturally, resulting in a product rich in minerals and ideal for gardening and farming as a soil conditioner, mulch, resurfacing material, or landfill cover

compost

[′käm‚pōst]
(materials)
A mixture of decaying organic matter used to fertilize and condition the soil.

compost

A mixture usually consisting largely of decomposed organic material; used for fertilizing soil.

compost

a mixture, normally of plant remains, peat, charcoal, etc., in which plants are grown, esp in pots
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These composters provide heat and continually move the compost, and the only organisms involved are the bacteria that are doing the decomposing,'' Tedesco said.
Table 34: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for BiodegradablePolymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of VolumeConsumption for Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags,and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-19
N contents in other piles were <400 mg/kg at the end of composting, which is the maximum limit recommended for a mature compost.
The third compost container is an old Rubbermaid garbage can with a few holes poked in the bottom.
Within the UK and across Europe composts have traditionally been composed of peat, whereas sawdust and bark are more often used to produce compost in Australia and New Zealand where Legionellosis associated with compost is more common.
E: What if people aren't set up to compost because they are living in an apartment?
By next year they'll have rotted down to produce a nutritious free supply of compost your garden will love.
The workshop covered everything from what sorts of trash can be composted to how to properly maintain bins of compost throughout the year so they can eventually be used to fertilize gardens.
As well as green garden waste, you can compost fruit and vegetable peelings, egg shells, tea bags, pet hair and even a bit of shredded paper.
In recent years, compost facilities have been spread in most parts of Iran; however few studies have been conducted on the quality of their products.