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Abstract

These discussions on composting lead to the following recommendations: For agriculture and the food processing industries there are identified needs for further work on: i) Operational Research on the composting process. ii) Development of plant and machinery to improve the efficiency and economy of composting for various starting materials. iii) The development and application of existing microbiological knowledge of the process. More work is needed on the effects of composting on pathogenic organisms and the importance of residual populations to provide a valid assessment of the acceptable level for various types in finished compost. More development work is required on integrated systems which allow the efficient recovery and the use of heat produced during composting. Further work on methods for assessing the state of compost and its likely effects on being added to soil is needed. The projects should be coordinated so that agreed standard methods are developed. The value of compost at various stages of maturity should be evaluated for different uses. Particular attention should be paid to effects of both phytotoxicity and regulatory aspects of plant metabolism.

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Authors: GASSER J K R AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD RESEARCH COUNCIL, LONDON (UK), AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD RESEARCH COUNCIL, LONDON (UK)
Bibliographic Reference: 320 P., 1985, ISBN 0-85334-357-8 WRITE TO ELSEVIER APPLIED SCIENCE PUBLISHERS LTD., CROWN HOUSE, LINTON ROAD, BARKING, ESSEX IG11 8JU (UK), PRICE: UKL 38,-, (EUR 9419 EN).
Record Number: 1989123055200 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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