Learn how to conduct efficient, cost-effective, on-farm composting that promotes compost quality and protects water quality. This OSU Extension publication includes six chapters:
|Wintergreen Farm (Noti, OR) uses grass filter strips to reduce nutrient leaching and soil erosion.|
These experienced farmers incorporate composting into their farming operation in various ways.
Winter Green Farm
OSU faculty and staff interviewed 26 established agricultural composters mainly in the Willamette Valley. All of these crop and livestock farmers integrate composting into their farming operations. Survey results provide insight into the practices used to protect water quality and attitudes about the regulation of composting. Survey results are available in the WSARE final project report: Protecting Water Quality and Promoting Economic Efficiency at Agricultural Composting Facilities (Project OW10-329).
This Extension publication and survey were funded by a Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Producer + Professional grant from 2010-2013.
|Marc Anderson (OSU Extension) demonstrates
his windrow turner at ACRES.
Learn more about on-farm composting at ACRES, a two-day hands-on composting workshop held at the OSU North Willamette Research & Extension Center.
This WSU website includes:
Our composting resources page includes links to the following information: