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What is compost and how is it made? This fact sheet summarizes the many physical, chemical and biological benefits that the use of compost brings.
Product benefits for compost as a soil amendment have been verified through research. This is a list of allowable product claims by suppliers or manufacturers which are supported by research
Find out how engineered soils can retain stormwater runoff and improve water quality. Copies of the DVD are available or simply download it to your computer.
Water pollution is a fact of modern life. This factsheet reviews the primary ways that compost can be used to address water pollution: through pollution prevention, bioremediation, and stormwater management.
This fact sheet summarizes stormwater management practices that utilize compost. This includes rain gardens and other bioretention areas, infiltration zones, green roofs, compost blankets, compost berms and compost socks.
One of the most popular uses for compost products by horticultural professionals and homeowners is amending planting beds for the establishment of various food and ornamental plants. Extracted from the popular publication “Field Guide to Compost Use,” this fact sheet includes step-by-step instructions for the incorporation of compost to enhance garden beds.
These specifications contain all of the technical text found in the “Official” American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) versions found in their 2003 AASHTO Provisional Standards Manual. The Compost for Erosion/Sediment Contol “Filter Berm” is designated as MP 9-03, and the “Compost Blanket” as MP 10-03. For a copy of the official AASHTO specifications contact their Publications Assistant at 202-624-5800.
The Washington State DOT (WSDOT) completed a project involving soil bioengineering on problematic slopes. Compost was used as part of the soil bioengineering solution.
The objective of this project was to demonstrate how the utilization of compost could effectively revegetate a barren slope