PRO.215-Development of Detailed Bioassays for Persistent Herbicides-AC22.CREF

Persistent herbicides (PH) pose an existential threat to commercial, municipal and community composting, and to the emerging circular economy. PH have been found in composts in many states and have cost compost producers millions of dollars. A survey of US Compost Council members composts revealed that approximately 4% of ready to sell composts have phytotoxic… Continue reading PRO.215-Development of Detailed Bioassays for Persistent Herbicides-AC22.CREF

PRO.212-Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Curbside Waste Composting-AC22.USCC

San Antonio now has the first composting operation in the western hemisphere using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to remove contaminants prior to composting. In partnership with several companies, the patent-pending NOCRAP (Non-Organics Contamination Removal Automation Process) was installed in Spring 2020 and uses shredding and screening to increase the effectiveness of the picking. The AI robots… Continue reading PRO.212-Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Curbside Waste Composting-AC22.USCC

PRO.311-Enhancing Composting Quality with the Latest DNA Sequencing Breakthroughs-AC22.USCC

Composting is a microbial process that converts organic waste materials into valuable organic matter rich in plant nutrients that is of great value to farmers and home gardeners.  The methods used to produce compost have a strong influence on the compost’s microbial community during the process and this in turn determines the greenhouse gases released… Continue reading PRO.311-Enhancing Composting Quality with the Latest DNA Sequencing Breakthroughs-AC22.USCC