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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

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(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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Introducing the concepts of urine harvesting and household composter during the lecture, Professor Coker said: 'Emotionally touched by the risk of infection by pathogens from indiscriminate dumping of septic sludge in some areas of Ibadan, we began to utilise hygienically collected human urine as fertilizer to grow some test crops in a greenhouse.
The amount of time it will take and your success rate depends much on the type of composter you use.
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All volunteers for the master composter scheme must be 18 or over.
Composters are good for smaller applications; if you're talking about a place that has several hundred employees and has its own cafeteria system, that's going to generate more waste than you're going to process through a composter.
It was entirely a student-driven process to research and acquire the rocket composter. Last year, Rock Creek students were given the opportunity to determine where money from the college's increased enrollment (PCC has had 13 consecutive terms of enrollment growth) could be used to improve the college's infrastructure.
Apparently shredded paper is especially good in the spring/summer since most composters don't have yard debris and leaves yet.
Composting is the perfect solution - it'll save you a trip to the tip as all the garden rubbish you collect can be chopped up and put in your composter.
Having a dog waste composter in my back yard has enabled me to reduce my shipment of excrement to the dump by approximately 90 percent.