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Farmers can help the environment and themselves

April 10, 2003

Mitchell Co.-- Leaders in Georgia agriculture 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 of Agritech Services. "So there are many benefits, but it's a new industry, it's a developng 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 4:35PM by dave.miller@walb.com

 

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