Chemical and microbiological parameters for the characterisation of the stability and maturity of pruning waste compost

@article{Benito2003ChemicalAM,
  title={Chemical and microbiological parameters for the characterisation of the stability and maturity of pruning waste compost},
  author={Marta Benito and Alberto Masaguer and Ana Moliner and Nilda M. Arrigo and Rosa Martha Palma},
  journal={Biology and Fertility of Soils},
  year={2003},
  volume={37},
  pages={184-189}
}
Composting of pruning waste, leaves and grass clippings was monitored by different parameters. A windrow composting pile, having the dimensions 2.5 m (height) x 30 m (length) was establish. The maturation of pruning waste compost was accompanied by a decline in NH4 +-N concentration, water soluble C (WSC) and an increase in NO3 –-N content. Both organic matter (OM) content and total N (TN) losses during composting followed a first-order kinetic equation. These results were in agreement with… CONTINUE READING
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