Compost Utilization in Horticultural Cropping Systems / Edition 1

Compost Utilization in Horticultural Cropping Systems / Edition 1

by Peter J. Stoffella
     
 

ISBN-10: 156670460X

ISBN-13: 9781566704601

Pub. Date: 01/31/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

With the increased interest in and demands for compost from commercial horticultural industries, composting is on the verge of becoming an economically feasible option for waste management. While horticultural producers can create some of the compost to meet their own needs, demand has grown beyond what they can supply for themselves and others. Compost Utilization in

Overview

With the increased interest in and demands for compost from commercial horticultural industries, composting is on the verge of becoming an economically feasible option for waste management. While horticultural producers can create some of the compost to meet their own needs, demand has grown beyond what they can supply for themselves and others. Compost Utilization in Horticultural Cropping Systems gives you the tools to meet the needs of this growing industry.
Consider these statistics:

  • Americans generate about 200 million megagrams of municipal solid waste per year
  • The agricultural market for compost could reach over 680 million m3 per year
  • Two horticultural areas together account for over 50% of compost use: landscaping (31%) and food crop production (25%)
    Now consider this:
  • Proven benefits of compost use, including plant disease suppression, better moisture retention, supplying plant nutrients, and building soil organic matter
  • Increased pressure on peat supplies and wider availability of compost products
  • Creation of composting enterprises by the horticultural industry in response to its own needs, rising disposal fees for organic waste, and consumer demand for compost at retail centers
    The first book to establish a composite of the existing scientific knowledge on the use of compost in commercial horticultural enterprises, Compost Utilization in Horticultural Cropping Systems gives you a comprehensive review of the production, use, and economics of compost. It covers production methods, compost quality and the parameters associated with its measurement, and the biological, chemical, and physical processes that occur during composting. Rather than searching for information in various places, now you can find all the information you need in one convenient source.
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781566704601
    Publisher:
    Taylor & Francis
    Publication date:
    01/31/2001
    Pages:
    430
    Product dimensions:
    6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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    Table of Contents

    Compost Production Methods, Chemical and Biological Processes, and Quality
    The Composting Industry in the United States: Past, Present, and Future, N. Goldstein
    Biological, Chemical, and Physical Processes of Composting, M. Day and K. Shaw
    Commercial Compost Production Systems, R. Rynk and T.L. Richard
    Compost Quality: Attributes, Measurements, and Variability, D.M. Sullivan and R.O. Miller
    Utilization of Compost in Horticultural Cropping Systems
    Compost Effects on Crop Growth and Yield in Commercial Vegetable Cropping Systems, N.E. Roe
    Compost Utilization in Ornamental and Nursery Crop Production Systems, G.E. Fitzpatrick
    Compost Utilization in Landscapes, R. Alexander
    Compost Utilization in Fruit Production Systems, F. Pinamonti and L. Sicher
    Compost Utilization in Sod Production and Turf Management, A.V. Barker
    Composts as Horticultural Substrates for Vegetable Transplant Production, S.B. Sterrett
    Compost Economics: Production and Utilization in Agriculture, G.K. Criner, T.G. Allen, and R.J. Schatzer
    Benefits of Compost Utilization in Horticultural Cropping Systems
    Spectrum and Mechanisms of Plant Disease Control with Composts, H.A.J. Hoitink, M.S. Krause, and D.Y. Han
    Weed Control in Vegetable Crops with Composted Organic Mulches, M. Ozores-Hampton, T.A. Obreza, and P.J. Stoffella
    Nitrogen Sources, Mineralization Rates, Nitrogen Nutrition Benefits to from Composts, L.J. Sikora and R.A.K. Szmidt
    Plant Nutrition Benefits of Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, and Micronutrients from Compost Utilization, Z. He, X. Yang, B.A. Kahn, P.J. Stoffella, and D.V. Calvert
    Potential Hazards, Precautions, and Regulations of Compost Production and Utilization
    Heavy Metal Aspects of Compost Use, R.L. Chaney, J.A. Ryan, U. Kukier, S.L. Brown, G. Siebielec, M. Malik, J.S. Angle
    Human Pathogens: Hazards, Controls, and Precautions in Compost, E. Epstein
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regulations Governing Compost Production and Use, J.M. Walker

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