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Best Ways To Maintain Moisture In Compost Piles

In hot and dry weather climates, water is a critical ingredient for effective composting. The expression “water is life” certainly applies to microbial life as well.  Without adequate moisture, compost microbes cannot survive. An overly dry compost pile will experience …

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What Makes Cannabis Composting Unique?

The rapid legalization of marijuana for medical or recreational use in the U.S. raises questions about how to aerobically compost this waste effectively.  To understand this process we should first look at what makes composting this plant so unique. Cannabis …

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Which is Better; Pipe At Grade or Sparger Aeration Floors?

Check out Orion Black-Brown, Green Mountain Technologies mechanical engineers’ latest presentation at Virtual Compost 2021! In this video presentation, Orion explores the aeration design of an Oregon-based aerated static pile (ASP) composting facility, specifically seeking to answer the question: Which is better; pipe at …

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Composting Cannabis Waste in Oklahoma

The cannabis industry is growing fast and so is the amount of waste growers produce. While California and Colorado enjoy full legalization, other states have been patiently waiting for regulations to loosen. In 2019, the Oklahoma Marijuana Waste Management Act …

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Compost Solution on Richard Branson’s Island

Life is different on Richard Branson’s private island in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). Breath-taking views are found at every turn and villas or the whole island are available for rent year-around. Aldabra giant tortoises, flamingos, and scarlet ibis roam …

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Equestrian Manure-Bedding Composting Makes Sense

Did you know one horse produces about 31 pounds of manure and over two gallons of urine per day? Manure management on equestrian farms can be a challenge; keeping neighbors happy, horses healthy, and meeting zoning and health standards. Transporting …

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Composting Cannabis Waste

A cost-effective, efficient way to manage cannabis waste and comply with federal or state regulations. 1. Save Green to Grow More GreenCanadian and U.S. regulations require cannabis farms to shred plant waste and mix it with an inert substance (i.e. …

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Get Free Heat From Compost

In the midst of a global pandemic, everyone is looking for ways to become more self-sufficient and decrease monthly expenses. But what if you could do this by sequestering heat from your compost pile? Dirt Hugger, a long-time client of …

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Selecting Equipment for Composting Facilities

Proper equipment selection is crucial to developing a successful composting operation. But don’t go about it blindly. Know what you need and how to get it.  Getting Started  The number and variety of composting facilities continues to grow as do …