Friday, December 17, 2010

World Cup of Composting

I'm on the twitterfeed for WastedFood (author Jonathan Bloom's blog) and he just tweeted this interesting link to an Inside Waste Weekly article about Australia hosting the International Symposium on Organic Matter Management and Compost Use in Horticulture - whew, that's a mouthful.  No wonder they call it the compost World Cup for short. 

An interesting point they make in the news release:

“The vast majority of papers deal with the use of composts (made from a wide variety of raw materials), vermi-composts, and mulches, and we received relatively few papers that researched the use of uncomposted animal manures or green manures for managing organic matter in horticultural production systems.”

That's a travesty - we need more conversation about "uncomposted animal manures or green manures," if only to be able to say/write "uncomposted animal manures or green manures."  Because it is 5:30 in the morning and I want to go back to sleep.
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