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All about composting

April 10, 2003

Leaders in Georgia agriculture are trying to get farmers to help the environment and themselves. They want more people to consider composting, or mixing their manure with products like peanut hulls. They demonstrated the machinery at a seminar in Mitchell County Thursday morning. That's an area where a lot of people are trying to figure out what to do with poultry manure.

"Using the compost there to improve the soil as well as provide nutrients," Noble Usherwood, Agritech Services President, said. 

"So there are many benefits, but it's a new industry, it's a developing program, significant amount of research still needs to be done."

Compost can be used as fertilizer to add nutrients to the land and is considered environmentally friendly by University of Georgia researchers.

posted at 11:38 p.m. by dave.d'marko@walb.com