USE.225-Tracking Organic Matter in Soil and Compost-AC22.USCC

Among the many benefits of compost to soil is the addition of organic matter to soils. Organic matter increases nutrient- and water-holding capacity, adds slow-release nutrients, builds soil structure, and reduces compaction. However, many people misunderstand how to calculate the number of cubic yards of compost to add, in order to follow industry recommendations or specifier requirements for the target % organic matter. To understand how to do this calculation, the bulk density of both the target soil and the compost product in question are needed. This talk will discuss what organic matter is, how addition of compost changes soil physical and chemical properties, and how we can best measure those properties.
Speakers: Doug Collins
Duration: 28 minutes
Credits: 0.5
Member Price: $30.00
Non-Member Price: $52.50
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