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Monica Ozores-Hampton

use guidelines is due to the diversity and variability of a number of factor such as feedstocks (animal manures, food waste, yard trimming waste, agricultural by-products, etc.), composting methods (windrow, static passive or aerated piles, in vessels

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Michele Krucker, Rita L. Hummel, and Craig Cogger

. At the high N rate, Tagro:bark had more flower buds than controls. Klock-Moore (1999) found substrates containing a biosolids and yard trimmings compost produced significantly larger begonia and impatiens plants than substrates with compost made

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Brian A. Kahn, Niels O. Maness, Donna R. Chrz, and Lynda K. Carrier

, yard trimmings/waste, and other agricultural wastes ( Roe, 2001 ). The impact of composted soil amendments on chemical parameters of crop quality, rather than simply on crop productivity, has received relatively little attention. Amending the soil with

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nutrient requirement. Moore (p. 474) investigated the use of controlled-release fertilizer products incorporated into growing substrates containing 0%, 30%, 60%, or 100% compost made from biosolids and yard trimmings on the growth of impatiens and petunias

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Mary A. Rogers

salinity ( Clark and Cavigelli, 2005 ). In tomato transplant production, compost containing yard trimmings and biosolids as a peat substitute and fertilized with a standard commercial soluble fertilizer (200 mg·L −1 of nitrogen per week) resulted in high

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Courtney D. DeKalb, Brian A. Kahn, Bruce L. Dunn, Mark E. Payton, and Allen V. Barker

past few years. Yard waste compost includes grass clippings, leaves from trees and shrubs, woody branches, and other materials that are the result of yard trimmings ( Ozores-Hampton et al., 1999 ). Facilities designed to process YWC have become more

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Amy L. Shober, Christine Wiese, Geoffrey C. Denny, Craig D. Stanley, Brent K. Harbaugh, and Jianjun Chen

. Similarly, Klock-Moore (1999) reported that substrates containing composted biosolids and yard trimming could be used to produce Begonia × semperflorens-cultorum Hort. ‘Oasis Scarlet’ and Impatiens wallerana Hook. f. ‘Super Elfin Violet’. In contrast

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Rita L. Hummel, Craig Cogger, Andy Bary, and Robert Riley

biosolids composted in bins with either horse waste, construction, or storm debris typically had measured parameters equal or superior to the peat–perlite controls. Klock-Moore (1999) found substrates containing biosolids and yard trimmings compost

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Qiansheng Li, Jianjun Chen, Russell D. Caldwell, and Min Deng

production ( Hodges and Haydu, 2007 ). Efforts to use alternative organic materials to partially or completely substitute for peat have been made over the years, including the use of composted biosolids, municipal solid waste, or yard trimmings as components

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Monica Ozores-Hampton

; Sikora and Szmidt, 2001) and biological properties such as soil microbial activity have been reported to improve ( Ozores-Hampton et al., 2011 ). Application of 12 tons/acre of yard trimming waste compost for 3 years on sandy soil in southern Florida with