Biohazards and ecotoxicological considerations of landspreading of spent compost wastes.

@article{Rao2003BiohazardsAE,
  title={Biohazards and ecotoxicological considerations of landspreading of spent compost wastes.},
  author={Juluri R. Rao and David N. Nelson and Natalie T Lafferty and J E Moore and Beverley Cherie Millar and Jieqing Xu and Miyuki Watabe},
  journal={Communications in agricultural and applied biological sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={68 4 Pt B},
  pages={885-92}
}
Spent mushroom compost (SMC) is a major waste of the mushroom industry with low economic value. SMC arises after mushroom production in phase II compost (pIIC), predominantly comprising straw and chicken litter as principal raw ingredients. The majority of SMC waste is disposed off by application to agricultural land. It is an attractive proposition for utilising SMC as soil inorganic fertiliser supplementation. However, there is limited data available as to the consequences of this method of… CONTINUE READING