Compost exposed....

Start Date
09/15/2017
End Date
09/02/2019
Description
This one hour tour of an active commercial composting facility will provide a first hand experience and understanding of compost and how it is made.
We will cover all aspects of manufacturing compost starting with the fundamentals of compost science digging deep into the biological and chemical elements. With this base of knowledge we will then discuss raw feedstock materials, compost recipes, compost processing, storage and handling, compost use in horticultural applications, and finally how to create compost specifications.
Location
Landenberg, PA
Distance Learning
No
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.50
Learning Outcomes
During the tour we will cover:

Compost feedstocks and different compost recipes

The compost processing lifecycle

Compost storage and handeling

Understanding the biological and chemical elements of compost.

Myth bust industry misperceptions about compost.

Learn what soluble salts really are, how they effect compost performance and how to set parameter ranges in specifications

Understanding the proper application usage of compost for general landscaping, engineered soils and water protection/conservation.

How to identify, analyze and purchase quality sources of compost

Understanding and creating effective specifications for compost
Instructors
Jacob Chalfin
Website Registration
Course Codes
Laurel Valley Soils, Inc.
Provider
Laurel Valley Soils, Inc.


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