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Shawna Loper, Amy L. Shober, Christine Wiese, Geoffrey C. Denny, Craig D. Stanley, and Edward F. Gilman

). Some management practices that are commonly used in agricultural systems (e.g., organic amendments, shallow tillage) have the potential to improve the quality of urban soils. The addition of organic amendments such as compost or manure to soils has

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Bridget K. Behe, Lillie V. Purvis, Lisa M. Beckett, Charles H. Gilliam, and James O. Donald

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Mary A. Rogers

maintained through inputs such as composts, cover crops, and commercially available organic fertilizers ( Montri and Biernbaum, 2009 ). In aquaponics, wastewater from fish production provides nutrients to crops in a media-filled raised bed or floating system

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Kimberly A. Klock-Moore

Florida Agricultural Experiment Station journal series no. R-06055. I wish to thank Maria Bravo and Iraida Rafols for their technical assistance, the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County for the SYT compost product, the Principles of

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Kevin T. Walsh and Tina M. Waliczek

is advocated for the restorative maintenance of dune ecology after hurricanes ( Williams, 2010 ). Recent research has shown positive results of sargassum used as a feedstock in large-scale composting to produce organic soil amendments, such as compost

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Tara A. O'Brien and Allen V. Barker

Research supported in part by a grant from The Composting Council, Alexandria, Va. Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station paper no. 3161. The cost of publishing this paper was defrayed in part by the payment of page charges. Under postal

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Diego Cunha Zied, Marli Teixeira Almeida Minhoni, J. Emilio Pardo-González, and Arturo Pardo-Giménez

The cultivation technology of Agaricus bisporus involves the following stages: preparation of the substrate (the compost), pasteurization of the compost, addition of fungal inoculums grown on cereal grains (the spawn) to the compost, and covering

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Mark Gaskell and Richard Smith

cultural practices to manipulate N start with building SOM. Other important potential sources of N include fixed N from legumes included as a cover or rotation crop, compost produced from on-farm or off-farm materials, manures from on-farm or off

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Elsa S. Sánchez and Heather D. Karsten

Nutrient management on organic farms can be challenging ( Clark et al., 1999 ; Pimentel et al., 2005 ) for two main reasons. First, typical organic nutrient management strategies include the use of compost, manures, other organic amendments, and

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George E. Fitzpatrick, Edwin R. Duke, and Kimberly A. Klock

82 COLLOQUIUM 3 Municipal Waste Compost Production and Uses for Horticultural Crops